“Twitter’s purpose is to keep the world informed by serving the public conversation,” Damien Kieran, Twitter’s data protection officer, wrote in a blog post. “We work hard to build a great experience for people tweeting, and seeing tweets all over the world, and protecting the privacy of the people who use Twitter every day. We believe you should know the types of data you share with us and how we use it. Most importantly, you should have meaningful control over both.”
The new policy revises content to use clearer language, Twitter says. Part of making that language easier to understand includes highlighted phrases with hover-over definitions.
The updated policy is redesigned to include several different sections, with a navigation section on the left of each section to look for a specific topic. The design is optimized for both desktop and mobile browsers, as well as including a downloadable plain text version.
Twitter is also inviting questions and comments on the new policy, with contact information directly inside the policy. Notably, Twitter includes contact information for U.S. users that aren’t required to be assisted under the GDPR’s mandated data protection officer.
The updated policy also includes links to the related privacy tools directly inside the document.
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