Firefox users can delete their own data (CCPA)

Mozilla allows users to delete the data collected by the Firefox browser. With this, Mozilla complies with the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Still, the company also wants to make the option more widely available from Firefox 72.

firefox logoThe CCPA has been in force since 1 January. However, regulators will not intervene until after six months if the regulations are not complied with.

For example, companies must be able to demonstrate what information they collect and delete data when requested to do so.

Mozilla emphasizes that it collects very little data itself; the telemetry is meant to improve the stability of the browser. Still, it wants to focus more on new privacy legislation as it applies in Europe.

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