Good for Path – In response to the address book issue from yesterday that sent the tech press into a romper room hissy fit (no offense, hissy fits are fun sometimes), they’ve decided to take the very simple and most effective remedy: nuking all the data.
Path’s blog post on the decision is here.
This is exactly what I recommended yesterday, although Path had come to the same conclusion independently. I had reached out to CEO Dave Morin before I posted last night but didn’t reach him. But we spoke very early this morning and he told me that they had already begun deleting all the data, well before I wrote my post, and would announce it later today.
As my partner MG Siegler says, there was absolutely nothing nefarious about this, but it shouldn’t have happened regardless.
I’m extremely proud of the way the company handled itself yesterday and today, and I’m more proud than ever to be an investor. Companies (people) screw up all the time. It’s how they handle themselves in a crisis that shows what they’re really made of.