As the other thread (Can’t ‘Send money’ WITHOUT ‘Revolut needs to access your contacts’) concerning revolut’s approach to users’ privacy concerns was closed after one year - ironically saying there is the ‘solution’ of not using direct-payments when we don’t want to grant access to our address book - the other privacy issue discussed in the thread needs an own thread:
Up until now every revolut customer is identifiable by other revolut customers if they share their address book.
Up until now there is no OPT-OUT for privacy-concerned customers who DON’T WANT to be identifiable to others only because they have their number or eMail in their address book.
Every other revolut customer who by chance has your eMail or phone number will see that you have bank account with revolut.
So far nobody would tell me how on earth this can be in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which became effective in the end of May 2018.
Here is how the competition handles it with an OPT-IN:
“In the context of using the services of the N26 App, I agree to be identifiable for other users as N26 customer.”
(Even if you don’t OPT-IN other users can send you direct payments by entering your phone number or email address… - I know, it’s ‘magic’ if I read my above mentioned one-year-old bug report!)
On July 16th I chatted (once more) about this topic and got the following:
“We are aware of this issue and currently working on it - in the nearest future users will be given an option to opt-out.”
“I don’t have any estimated timeframe for now. We will provide a response on community page shortly.”
Well - over 2 weeks later is not really ‘shortly’.
See please give us an update!
(And I would really be interested how your Data Protection Officer (DPO) is commenting on the issue!)