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Torsten Sandor

Torsten Sandor

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Statement on the claimed privacy issues around Muslim Pro and X-Mode

In the last few days, some media outlets have reported that data of the users of Muslim Pro, a popular mobile app, might have been sold to the United States military through X-Mode, a location data company. These articles might have been interpreted in a way suggesting that Quadrant had business relationship with X-Mode or Sierra Nevada, another company mentioned in some of the reports.

We want to clarify that Quadrant has never purchased or sold data from or to X-Mode or Sierra Nevada.

Until November 19, X-Mode and Sierra Nevada were listed on Quadrant’s Trusted Partners page. The “Trusted Partners page” is a standard practice in the location data industry. It is a catalogue of companies based on the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Transparency & Consent Framework Vendors List, often with a few additions like non-IAB certified, but significant industry players. It is not a list of Quadrant’s clients or suppliers. We have removed both companies from our Trusted Partners page for clarity.

Muslim Pro’s privacy policy previously mentioned Quadrant as we had a business relationship with Bitsmedia, independently of X-Mode or any other company. During this relationship, we handled user data respecting the letter and spirit of all applicable data privacy regulations, including PDPA and GDPR. At Quadrant we believe in the power of location data and the benefits it can bring to society. We continue to work on technologies that will bring better transparency, consent and trust to the industry.

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