May 26, 2022

Facebook owner Meta updates its privacy policy

Millions of users of Meta products, including Facebook and Instagram, are to receive notifications of the firm's updated privacy policies. Meta says the changes won't allow it to "Collect, use or share your data in new ways". Users do not need to do anything in response to the policy updates to keep using Meta products, but the company says people who do not want to accept the changes "Are free to leave our services". The changes, which come into effect on 26 July, are, Meta says, an attempt to reconcile a desire to reduce the complexity of policies, while facing "More demand from regulators and in privacy legislation to be more comprehensive". Meta has faced increasing scrutiny from regulators over how it handles and safeguards user data.

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