Facebook has recently been overwhelmed with controversy for their lack of care in our private data and selling it off to third party companies such as Cambridge Analytica. As a result, Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was called into a Senate committee hearing to explain his reasoning behind it.

Facebook has issued many updates in light of this controversy to appear more transparent towards the users and they seem to be taking the same approach with Oculus. In an update, the Oculus team has announced that they will be providing important privacy updates to their platform to meet the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines.

Oculus privacy changes include: My Privacy Center is a new, “centralized location where you can easily learn about your privacy settings and manage your communications preferences” according to the team. Users will have access to new tools that allow you to see the information that Oculus has collected which associates with your Oculus account.

You will be able to download the data file of the information you’ve shared with Oculus so that you can take it with you. “Our updated Privacy Policy that goes live tomorrow now includes more real-world examples and details about how we use data to personalize your experience on the Oculus platform and deliver social features like Oculus Rooms, as well as how we share data with the Facebook Companies.

You’ll also see more explanation about how we work with developers to help them build safe communities and contribute to a healthy and diverse VR ecosystem. As we look toward the future and the exciting work being done in research, we’re expanding our Terms of Service beyond VR to include AR products.” Facebook uses your Oculus information and data If you didn’t know, your Oculus information and data is shared on the Facebook platform as well. Read more from vrandfun.com…

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