Mozilla takes another step in protecting the privacy of its users with its open-source browser, Firefox.
The company announced in a blog post that the next version of its browser, 72, which will be available from January 7, will add to users the option to erase telemetry data – data about the system being collect to help improve browser performance and security – that the company has collected about them.
As of January 7, the browser will offer among its options in the Privacy and Security menu the possibility of unchecking the “Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla” box and the telemetry data will be deleted in the maximum term 30 days.
According to Mozilla, this change has been driven by the new California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) that took effect on January 1, 2020. This new privacy law offers citizens of California has the right to know what your personal data technology companies collect and allows them to ask companies to delete their data and not sell it to third parties.
Although the new measure has emerged by this law, Mozilla says that privacy changes will be applied globally to all Firefox users, not just those in California.