In this regard, the company is launching a ‘Twitter Privacy Center’. The center will clarify its data protection efforts.
Twitter revealed the changes will commence on the 1st of January 2020. It also revealed that it will align with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Twitter also plans to add options that will allow users to either delete their data or refuse its sale to third party apps. As third-party apps perpetrate most data breaches.
Twitter revealed its plans to upgrade systems and build privacy into new products. In essence, the company intends to restrict the access of third-party apps.
The new policy also reveals that Twitter will be moving the accounts of users outside of the US and the EU from Twitter International Company in Dublin, Ireland, to Twitter Inc. in San Francisco.
Damien Kieran, Twitter’s data protection officer, said the decision was in a bid to allow the flexibility to test diverse settings and controls with users. This includes; additional opt-in or opt-out privacy preferences, that would restrict the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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