Twitter Announces Updated Privacy Policy And Terms Of Service

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The broadcaster adds that some other tech companies, including Apple, will give all of their users, regardless of where they live, the same data rights. "You have the final say about whether and how we process your personal data".

The GDPR comes into force across the European Union in May, promising a new degree of transparency from data controllers on the way they process people's data.

Enforcement activity is expected to increase. Would companies be changing their privacy policies if it was not for the Cambridge Analytica data breach or GDPR rules? USA consumers may gain new protections against social media and other online companies, but if their ISPs are free to share and sell data collected from all of their paying customers, then that wouldn't be as large of a win as it could be. Now scroll down to Personalisation and data and select edit. WhatsApp will ask European users to confirm they are at least 16 years old when they are prompted to agree new terms of service and a privacy policy provided by a new WhatsApp Ireland Ltd entity in the next few weeks.

WhatsApp also reiterated their commitment to protecting the data of users in light of recent revelations surrounding Facebook.

The company has said that providing false information violates its terms, and users can be banned as a result.

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As more organisations race to become compliant with the new laws, you can expect to be getting a lot more messages from companies either asking for your permission to collect data about you, or offering new tools to let you download that data.

"We are not now sharing account information to improve your product and ads experience on Facebook", WhatsApp said in its blog. Damien Kieran, Data Protection Officer at Twitter, says that the new terms are now visually clear and easy to use.

Meanwhile, parent Facebook is taking a different approach to young users.

When the feature is made available, you'll be able to use it by going to Settings, and tapping Account, Request account info, and Request report.

"They're just trying to get away with business as usual", said Jeff Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy, a consumer advocacy group.

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