Muse Group added it will only share data if required by a court in a jurisdiction in which it operates. It won't hand over user information following a law enforcement request or otherwise sell or share data. The data collection is "a standard policy requirement for providing services in many jurisdictions, regardless of the depth of data collected or nature of service," the company said.
At best, this was a case of miscommunication which caused concern among Audacity users. Nevertheless, many community members are a fork of the open-source app without any data collection requirements.