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Oculus Adds ‘Privacy Center’ To Comply EU Data Collection Policy

Oculus is now complying the data protection rules issued by the European Union. The Facebook-owned virtual reality company  will be releasing more detailed policies and a privacy center which will be launched on May 20.

 

Oculus set to launch ‘Privacy Center’

 

Oculus said that a privacy center is a place where users can actually check all the data that Oculus has collected from them. However, Oculus pointed out that the update would take a little bit longer.

 

The company’s new terms of service were published on April 20, but it would take effect come May 20. Oculus is also planning to expand its terms of service that would cover augmented reality.

 

Reports claim that tech companies are now adapting the General Data Protection Regulation which obliges these companies to set a higher standard for collecting information from the users.

 

And Oculus’ privacy center is actually a response of the company to GDPR. “Our practices are not changing concerning how we use data today. We just include more transparency,” Oculus associate general counsel Jenny Hall said in a statement.

 

This means that Facebook-owned virtual reality company will be adding existing code of conduct to its terms of service, “to provide increased visibility of our commitment to creating a safe VR environment for all people.”

 

Apart from this, Oculus is also planning to revisit its privacy policy even with social media giant Facebook. The plan to move ahead was a result of the data mess controversy between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The controversy includes the improper use of the data of 87 million individuals targeted for political ads.

 

 

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Mart Sambalud

Mart is part tech-savvy and part news junkie. He is a journalist by profession. Why? Because he loves to curate and write news that matter to people. A traveller by heart, an art and photography lover, too.