Tidal CEO Comments On “Data Breach”

– Tidal

Tidal CEO Richard Sanders refuted accusations the company inflated the streaming numbers of 2016 Kanye West and Beyoncé albums, but characterized the report from a Norwegian newspaper as the result of a data breach. 

“Although we do not typically comment on stories we believe to be false, we feel it is important to make sure that our artists, employees, and subscribers know that we are not taking the security and integrity of our data lightly, and we will not back down from our commitment to them,” Sanders said in the statement provided to Rolling Stone.

The statement says that after a “potential data breach,” Tidal reported the incident to proper authorities, pursued legal action and engaged a cyber-security firm to review the incident.

The original accusations came from Norway’s Dagens Næringsliv, in a lengthy report that was in the making for more than a year. The report’s smoking gun was a hard drive acquired by the paper that reportedly contained tons of Tidal data and evidence of manipulation. Tidal reportedly may face potential action from Scandinavian authorities for the alleged data manipulation.