Short Note on Privacy Updates

By | May 25, 2018

The massive onslaught of privacy updates you are experiencing is not due to Facebook.  Rather, it is a European Union policy that went into effect.  The law was passed long before the current scandal.  I'll try to dig up dates for a later article.

It is very interesting that it went into effect during this crisis.  It is an example that the EU is on top of things and that they new (as many of us did) that data sharing would become an issue.

The implications are rather interesting.  If you accept the new privacy sharing, you are explicitely authorizing your app to share data on your behalf (in many cases).  So, the status quo will be maintained, but the lawsuits will disappear.  If you don't give them the permissions... you don't get full access to their programs.