Meta uses your data to train its AI

by | Sep 3, 2023

Meta uses your data to train its AI

Meta now allows users to choose whether their data is used to train AI by third parties. On Facebook, users can fill out a form called “Generative AI Data Subject Rights” to access, download, correct, or delete their personal information used for generative AI. They can also limit the processing of their data for AI training. However, users cannot decide whether their data is used to train Meta’s own AI.

Meta’s generative AI policy mentions that their models are trained using publicly available data, licensed data, and information from Meta’s products and services. This data may include personal information. Meta is developing AI tools, including text, image, and video generators for its social media platforms. They are also working on internal AI tools.

For users in Europe, Meta will offer an option to opt out of AI-driven personalization in social media feeds and receive posts in chronological order. This is in compliance with the European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA), which aims to combat illegal content, disinformation, and promote transparent advertising.

How to stop Meta from using some of your personal data to train generative AI models?

To stop Meta (formerly known as Facebook) from using some of your personal data to train generative AI models, you can follow these steps:

1. Access the Generative AI Data Subject Rights form on Facebook’s platform. You can do this in two ways:

a. Use the shortcut and directly access the form by clicking here .

b. Manually navigate to the form by following these steps:

  • Click on your account icon in the top right-hand corner of the Facebook platform.
  • Select “Settings & privacy” and then go to “Privacy Center.”
  • On the left-hand navigation menu, click on “Other policies and articles.”
  • Select “How Meta uses information for generative AI models.”
  • Scroll down and click on “Learn more and submit requests here.”
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2. Once you’re on the Generative AI Data Subject Rights form, you can choose the type of request you want to make.

3. To opt out of your Facebook data being used to train AI models, select the option “I want to object or restrict the processing of my personal information from third parties used for generative AI.”

4. There are two other options available as well:

  • “Access, download or correct personal information”: This option allows you to view and correct any personal information that has been used.
  • “Delete personal information”: This option enables you to request the deletion of your personal information that Facebook has on file.

5. There is also a fourth option to report a different issue if you have a specific request or concern.

* Please note that by following these steps, you are submitting a request to Meta to stop using your data for training generative AI models. Whether or not Facebook will grant your request depends on factors such as your location and the applicable data privacy laws. Users in regions with stronger data privacy regulations, such as the EU and UK, may have a higher likelihood of having their request granted. The response timeframe from Meta may vary, and it’s recommended to stay updated on any further information provided by Meta regarding this matter.

Additionally, to enhance your data privacy, you can consider using a reliable and affordable VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. VPNs encrypt your data and change your IP address, providing an extra layer of anonymity and security while browsing online.

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