There are also questions regarding the storage of data, which is located in servers in the USA, Russia, and the European Economic Area. IP addresses, for example, are stored in an identifiable way for a day before being hashed and then stored in servers for a year. The new policy also disallows people under the age of 13 from using the software, which, as FOSS Post points out, is a violation of the GPL license that Audacity uses.
The open source community was understandably irked by these changes. Fortunately, Audacity is open source software, and it will most likely be taken by the community and forked in a different direction, perhaps with a different name. That will leave Muse Group to develop Audacity on its own instead of being able to leverage (and exploit) the open source community’s hard work.