The policy is changing to better reflect and clarify LinkNYC’s day-to-day privacy practices and make clear that:
- LinkNYC does not store your browsing history or track the websites you visit when you use LinkNYC’s Wi-Fi.
- LinkNYC will never sell your personal information (including any data about your usage of the network), or share it with anyone else for their own use, including advertisers, the City of New York, and government agencies, except in response to a subpoena or court order.
- LinkNYC asks for an e-mail address when you sign up to use the Wi-Fi network, and does not require other personal information like name, address, or phone number.
- LinkNYC encrypts all user personal data using industry-leading security, and offers users with compatible devices access to a fully encrypted Private Wi-Fi network.
CityBridge will not use or share data or footage collected by cameras except to detect or address illegal activity on or associated with a Link, in response to vandalism, or in response to a subpoena or similar lawful request. Footage from Link cameras will be stored for a maximum of 7 days, unless the footage is necessary to investigate an incident. There is no collection or storage of any audio.
Link tablets have a built-in, user-activated camera that could be used for video calling or other user-initiated applications in the future. These cameras will remain inactive until a future announcement on new LinkNYC features.