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Privacy online is becoming increasingly important and many social media companies are committed to keeping you informed about their work to protect your data. Twitter has shared an update on recent improvements to their internal processes, teams, and infrastructure for protecting the security and privacy of the people. Let’s have a look.

Privacy and Security

Launching a new Data Governance Committee

Twitter is establishing an internal Data Governance Committee (DGC). This committee will be ensuring that Twitter makes consistent and balanced decisions around how it uses and protects the user data. It will also be seeing all the decisions to collect, maintain, use, disclose, or provide access to customer data internally.

Infusing security and privacy into everything Twitter builds

Twitter in collaboration with external terms has made some efforts in keeping the user data secure. Twitter says that these efforts include:

  • Expanding the privacy and security reviews conducted before a product or service can be launched to include a mandatory assessment of our Software Development lifecycle;
  • Revamping our proactive internal audits of systems and services to ensure that they happen more frequently;
  • Expanding our privacy and security teams; and
  • Providing annual reports from our CISO and CPO to our full Board of Directors to drive awareness, alignment and accountability on privacy and security.

This work builds on our efforts to improve the security of our internal tools and systems which includes strengthening our access management processes and authentication systems for support tools, improving our detection and monitoring capabilities, and investing in additional penetration testing and scenario planning to help secure Twitter from a range of possible threats. It also goes hand in hand with our ongoing work to tackle technical debt and build security and privacy into everything we launch.” says Twitter.

Twitter also believes that these changes will keep the data you trust them with secure and private.

What’s next

As Twitter’s commitment of strengthening their privacy continues to expand, it will continue to share lessons and update everyone on the latest work being done.