Twitter updates privacy policy


Twitter in a blog post on Tuesday says it has updated its privacy policy so that it can remove images of people that have been posted without their consent.

Under its current policy, the social media giant prohibits the publication of people’s private information, including addresses, phone numbers, identity documents and medical records.
According to Twitter, before removing the image or video it would require a first-person report or a report from an authorized representative to establish whether or not the individual had consented to it being shared.
The company also noted that once it establishes that the personal media has been shared without permission, it would then proceed to remove it from the platform.

It added that the policy changes do not apply when there is public interest at stake, or in an emergency situation.