Muslim Pro denies breach of privacy, faults circulation of fake news

by MCR Correspondent

Muslim Pro has denied the allegation that it sells personal data of its users to the US military.

This denial was contained in a statement released by its team on Tuesday November 17, 2020.

According to the statement, Muslim Pro condemns the media reports being circulated that “Muslim Pro has been selling personal data of its users to the US military.”

It stressed that the allegation is “incorrect and untrue”.

“Muslim Pro is committed to protecting and securing our users’ privacy. This is a matter we take very seriously.

“We apply industry-standard security arrangements and protective measures and select leading technology partners to keep our data safe and secure on our cloud infrastructure,” the statement reads.

It maintained that it has been open and transparent about the personal information it collects, stores and processes because the trust of millions of brothers and sisters of the Ummah put in Muslim Pro every day means everything to the company.

“Also to note, that apart from our Community section, every single feature of the Muslim Pro app is available without signing up or logging in. This contributes to the anonymity of data we collect and process.

“In our efforts to better serve our users and help businesses enhance their product and service offerings, we shared anonymized data with selected technology partners who are required to comply with global laws and regulations around data privacy protection.

“Since we were made aware of the situation, we have launched an internal investigation and are reviewing our data governance policy to confirm that all user data was handled in line with all existing requirements.

“Regardless, we have decided to terminate our relationships with all data partners, including X-Mode, effective immediately,” the statement says.

Muslim Pro promises its commitment to helping the Muslim community practice their faith.

“Our comprehensive Islamic mobile application, reaches almost 100 million users across more than 216 countries worldwide,” it adds.

“We apologize to all our users for the concern that these reports have caused them and we can confirm that your data is secure with us.

“We value the importance of practicing one’s faith as well as our users’ privacy and will do everything we can to ensure we deliver on this promise,” the statement concludes.

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