The Line I Will Not Cross

Yesterday I wrote about how I’d likely dial-down Twitter use, but not leave the platform. Then this:

Forcing me to give my location AND opt-in to personalised ads is a line that I won’t cross. I’m confident that many people will not do so either for all sorts of reasons, from personal privacy to personal (physical) safety from nefarious actors. Because location information is data, it can be breached and used to profile and locate people physically on the planet. Twitter is not immune to being hacked. Gaining access to this type of data is becoming easier, with one-stop shops for buying and selling hacked data easily accessible, which means almost anyone can do it.

I suspect this is not legal with the GDPR and could not be successfully implemented in Europe and European countries.

14 December 2022 — French West Indies