My podcast application of choice is Overcast by Marco Arment. He has
just released Overcast 4.2, and the announcement is notable for its
enlightened approach to user privacy:
Your personal data isn’t my business — it’s a liability. I want as little as
possible. I don’t even log IP addresses anymore.
If I don’t need your email address, I really don’t want it.
And the first time you launch 4.2, people with email-based accounts will
be encouraged to migrate them to anonymous accounts:
Of course it’s not possible for all applications to operate anonymously, but the
principle is important: you should collect only as much personal information as
you require and no more. Anything more than this is a GDPR concern and a
data breach waiting to happen.