Jul 6, 2018

What tech giants really do with your data

Tracking your phone's gyroscope, scanning your messages and giving your data to third-party companies. If having to read the tech giant's terms itself wasn't enough, you might also have to read those of other companies that deal with your data. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation, which came into force in May, does not order companies to list these third parties in their terms. "Privacy policies can be overwhelming, but it is really important to take the time to look not only at what data is being collected and why, but also who it is being shared with", she adds. According to its data policy, it works with "Advertisers, app developers and publishers", who can send them information "About your activities off Facebook", through something called Facebook Business Tools.

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