Many users reacted with annoyance and announced that they would delete their accounts and switch to other providers. "It's a shame, " a couch surfer tweeted. The new conditions are no longer transparent, said a user on dpa demand, especially since the operators in the future no longer need to inform users about any further changes in data protection. The operators of the site were initially not reachable for an opinion.
After the US, Germany counts most of the couchsurfing users active in more than 90, 000 cities. Because the almost anonymous mutual home-based care requires a lot of trust, members often create detailed profiles that include name, address, phone number, age, occupation, and photos. (Dpa / tc)spoods.de