This is not a data farm
Unlike most big competitors Wire is not in the business of collecting and selling people’s personal data. The data that we have is there only for technical reasons — to make sure your conversations stay in sync across devices, to detect fraud and spam, and to troubleshoot customer support issues.
Today we’re proud to announce that Wire will keep logs only for 72 hours and delete them afterwards permanently from the servers. Not “for the shortest possible time”, not for “as long as necessary” — 72 hours and it’s gone.
The Wire team is always looking for ways to further reduce user’s data footprint. We’ve already identified certain areas where we can do even better and will announce next steps in a few months.
Finally, we’ve updated our transparency report and like in previous years we received zero lawful requests for user data in 2016.
We’re @wire on Twitter and always looking for feedback, questions and improvement ideas.
Alan Duric, CTO, co-founder