Slack apologized for its misguided account bans, has reactivated closed accounts


The banned Slack accounts are coming back.

On Friday evening, Slack issued a mea culpa for what some were calling “discriminatory” account bans, made in an effort to comply with U.S. economic sanctions.

“We acknowledge that we made several mistakes here,” Slack wrote in a blog post. “Our attempts to comply with these regulations were not well-implemented. In our communications, we did not treat our customers and other users with the respect they deserve.”

We made some mistakes this week when implementing updates to our U.S. trade embargoes and economic sanctions regulations compliance program. We’d like to offer an apology and an update on our course of action. You can read more here:

— Slack (@SlackHQ) December 22, 2018 Read more…

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