Spotify is a music streaming service provider that has gained worldwide popularity in the past few years. It is currently available in 180+ countries with over 422 million monthly active users, including 182 million paying subscribers. Spotify offers digital copyright-restricted recorded music and podcasts, including more than 82 million songs. In general, a user profile is public, and it is easy to understand its music tastes based on artists, albums, genres, and shared playlists. Thus, we ask ourselves: can this information be used maliciously, or are these data meaningless?
In this project, we study privacy and security issues in Spotify based on what information people share on their profiles.
We are collecting data from Spotify users to create our datasets. If you use Spotify, please click on the button below to participate in the survey. You will be redirected to the external website where we are hosting the questionnaire. This survey should take approximately 3-4 minutes to complete. We ask you to provide information about yourself, your Spotify usage, and your personality. We will store the data collected through this survey anonymously on our servers.