Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, presently has no intentions of monetizing content in Pakistan. Fahad Qadir, Policy Communications Lead, Emerging Markets & South Asia, APAC, confirmed this during a media event here on Thursday.
Earlier this year, a Meta business team visited Pakistan, in which one of the points discussed was Pakistan has over 60 million users, and Meta should take the initiatives to help these consumers.
According to Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication sources, the delegation stated that Meta is investigating the situation and may launch a trial project. However, the corporation has categorically denied any plans for monetization in Pakistan in the near future.
“Meta is dedicated to giving consumers more control over their privacy preferences. As a result, it has created tools to provide consumers with greater transparency and control over how their data is used,” she stated.
Meta provides its customers with a variety of tools and features to enable them to take control of their privacy. Privacy checkup, privacy shortcuts, control activities, audience picker tool, and who can look me up are among the options available. as well as the privacy center. These capabilities make privacy, security, and ad control settings more available to users, allowing them to manage who can see what they post and how people discover them on Facebook.
She also said that the privacy center is an instructional platform for Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger that gives users in-depth information on privacy.
Meta attempts to assist users in understanding its data practices by providing more information and controls on its goods and advertisements, ensuring that targeted advertising and privacy do not conflict.
Meta Ad Preferences allows consumers to take control of their preferences by adding and changing preferences created for them based on their profile information and actions on Facebook, as well as websites or applications used outside of Facebook, she noted.
“Why am I seeing this ad?” says meta tools. And “Why am I seeing this post?” let users change their choices by clicking on any ad or article in their News Feed.
Meta incorporates privacy protections into its products with the help of professionals in fields such as data protection and privacy legislation, security, interface design, engineering, product management, and public policy. Its privacy team attempts to include these viewpoints throughout every level of product development to keep people’s information secure.
According to Meta authorities, tools on Meta platforms such as security checkups, two-factor authentication, end-to-end encryption, and additional responsibility for “third party apps” assure information protection.
The firm gives people more control and choice over their data and tools for deleting anything they’ve posted or transferring data to other services. Meta believes that the free and open internet allows people to transfer their data to other apps and services.
However, Meta states it does not sell any user information to other parties. Partners and third parties that have access to particular data must abide by guidelines governing how they may and cannot use and disclose the information provided by Meta.
The process of improving Meta’s privacy and security system is ongoing, and the firm will continue to invest and develop to provide the greatest user experience possible, they stated.