Transparency Report: Updating our disclosures for the second half of 2014

At Dropbox, we want to be as transparent as possible about government requests for user information. We publish a Transparency Report twice a year to share the number of requests we’ve received, and we’ve laid out principles that guide how we handle these requests. Since today is international Data Privacy Day, it’s a perfect time to provide you with an update.

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Stand up for the open Internet

Today we’re speaking out in favor of the open Internet, as part of an online community Day of Action to demand strong rules that protect net neutrality. You can get involved, too.

Net neutrality is the principle that all web traffic should be treated equally. Internet service providers should not be able to play favorites or discriminate against the data we access on websites or apps.

But new rules are currently being considered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that could seriously harm net neutrality by opening the door for backroom deals prioritizing certain websites or apps over others.

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Updating our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Dropbox for Business Agreement

We’ve made a lot of changes to Dropbox since we last updated our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and online Dropbox for Business Agreements. So today, we’re starting to email users to let you know about some updates to these policies. The updates will be effective on March 24, 2014.

We know that these types of updates are really important to you, and we want to help you understand them. Here’s a walk-through of the major changes:

  • Arbitration. We’re adding arbitration clauses to our Terms of Service and Dropbox for Business online agreement.

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