Decoded: What changes with Twitter's new privacy policy

Twitter is trying to generate new revenue. The new policy clarifies what sort of data and metadata it will collect

Devangshu Datta New Delhi

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Twitter has just published a new privacy policy that comes into force from August 19. Users don’t have an opt-out option – once the policy is in force, they have to adhere to the stated Terms of Service (ToS) to continue using Twitter. The social media platform cannot offer this privacy policy for the EU or the US, because the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) offers users much more control of their personal data.
Apart from refurbishing the Tweetdeck platform with new look and features, Twitter has introduced a new subscription service, Twitter Blue, which is currently in beta in Australia and Canada; this may soon be rolled out in other regions. All this is happening even as it is locked in a battle with the Indian government over the new Intermediary Rules.
What’s new about Twitter’s privacy policy?

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First Published: Jul 21 2021 | 8:16 PM IST

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