Twitter updates data-sharing policies with business partners, removing some privacy features

Twitter has updated its privacy policies, after announcing that the users’ control over what information Twitter shares with its business partners has changed. According to the Verge, Twitter has removed a setting which could prevent Twitter from sharing information on ads interaction and the tracking identifier of users’ phones. This information will now be shared by default, with no opt-out, for all users, except in the EU, the European Free Trade Association, and the UK. The USA-based Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF) argues this change highlights the need for strong privacy laws outside Europe.