“While the text looks different in many places, Meta is not collecting, using or sharing your data in new ways based on this policy update and we still do not sell your information,” Meta states in a press note.
“These Meta updates give us no new rights to people’s data. Our goal here is to be clearer and more transparent by adding more details and examples of our data practices,” the company added. While users have started being notified of the changes already, the changes themselves will go into effect from July 26, 2022.
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Updated Controls: The company has also added more detail about how it uses and shares information with third parties. User too now have more control than before on who sees their posts and what topics they want to see ads about.
When someone now selects a default audience, the selection will apply to all new posts created on Facebook, until the user selects a different audience on a future post. This way, users don’t have to manually select an audience for all posts in a time frame.
“You can think of Privacy Center as a hub for your privacy questions, where you can learn about how we use data, make use of some of the various privacy controls that we offer, and brush up on ket account security tips and tools. We’ll also continue adding more guides and controls to it,” Meta said.
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The company also mentions that the change gives them access to no new rights and users who receive the notification need not do anything about it. Those who, however, want more information, can click through the notification to know more.