(Reuters) – Fb has bowed to strain from the European Fee and client authorities by revising its phrases, making it clear what it does with customers’ knowledge and taking duty when knowledge has been mishandled by third events.
The world’s largest social community is below hearth on either side of the Atlantic over various privacy-related points which have uncovered the passwords of hundreds of thousands of customers.
The European Fee stated the modifications in complete and plain language imply customers will now see how Fb makes use of their knowledge to develop profiling actions and goal promoting to finance itself.
“Now, customers will clearly perceive that their knowledge is utilized by the social community to promote focused adverts,” Fee Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova stated in an announcement.
The corporate will solely unilaterally change phrases and situations the place the modifications are cheap and can maintain content material deleted by customers solely when requested by enforcement authorities and as much as 90 days.
(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; modifying by Francesco Guarascio and Kirsten Donovan)