Firefox will allow its users to delete telemetry data in the next update
User privacy should be taken more seriously now after California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) came into effect on January 1, 2020. With CCPA in effect, Mozilla plans to release the update for its Firefox browser that should allow users to request the deletion of their Telemetry data. The new Telemetry option should be added in the next Firefox v72 update planned for 7th January 2020.
Mozilla said that all users whether located in the EU should have the same rights under the law. The company believes that privacy is fundamental to the online experience and that everyone should benefit from the rights laid out in GDPR.
After installation of Firefox v72 update users will be able to request the deletion of telemetry data by following these steps:
Settings (hamburger menu) | Options | Privacy and Security | Firefox Data Collection and Use
Deselect the “Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla” checkbox“.
Once this option has been unchecked Mozilla will get a request to delete all the telemetry data for that Client ID. After successful completion, users will get the following message: “You’re no longer allowing Mozilla to capture technical and interaction data. All Past data will be deleted within 30 days“.