Evernote has reversed proposed changes to its privacy policy that would allow employees to read user notes to help train machine learning algorithms. CEO Chris O’Neill said the company had “.”

The move by the note-taking app follows protests from users, some of whom have threatened to drop the service after the company announced that its policy would change to improve its machine learning capabilities by letting a select number of employees, who would assist with the training of the algorithms, The company claims 200 million users around the world. 

The machine learning technologies would make users more productive as they would allow the automation of functions now done manually, like creating to-do lists or putting together travel itineraries, O’Neill had said earlier on Thursday

Evernote employees would only see random content in snippets to check that the features are working properly but they wouldn’t  know who it belongs to, and personal information would be masked, he added.

, laid out in 2011, remain unchanged and user data will be of the user, protected and portable. The company plans to revise in the coming months its existing privacy policy to reinforce that customers’ data remains private by default, and “confirm the trust they have placed in Evernote is well founded.”