The updated policy has been published and will roll out on May 25th to all users. This news comes just in time as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules are said to go into effect on May 25. One after another, we are seeing all social networks make this announcement. Facebook is, of course, the social network under the spotlight right now. They too have been working on improving their data transparency in hopes to save face and regain trust from users.
Kieran explains the purpose of this update is to better clarify and inform users about the types of data we share with and how Twitter uses it. "We believe you should know the types of data you share with us and how we use it..."
Most importantly, you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us and to ensure you feel confident that your data is protected and secure.