The latest update for the Firefox browser will allow users to delete all data collected by the product, in order to comply with a new privacy law…
Firefox will soon give its users the power to wipe out all collected data with its scheduled January 7th release. The company is implementing the option in order to comply with The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which went into effect on January 1st.
Upcoming Firefox Browser Release will Let Users Delete All Collected Data
The new Firefox browser privacy feature will let people remove any collected personal data. And, it will adhere to the CCPA, which is akin to the European General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR.
Firefox explains it already collects very little user data and the latest iteration will do even more:
“As a rule, Firefox already collects very little of your data. In fact, most of what we receive is to help us improve the performance and security of Firefox. We call this telemetry data. This telemetry doesn’t tell us about the websites you visit or searches you do; we just know general information, like a Firefox user had a certain amount of tabs opened and how long their session was.
We’ve decided to go the extra mile and expand user deletion rights to include deleting this telemetry data stored in our systems.”