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Tailoring your Social Media Privacy and Advertising Preferences.

If you are a user of social media, you should be aware of how your personal data is used and any controls which are in place to enhance your privacy. The Data Protection Commissioner has produced this guidance to assist you in safeguarding your privacy when using social media.

The aim of this guidance is to raise awareness and inform you of the preferences available to you on social media to control the use of your personal data.

This guidance will provide you with an overview of how online advertising works, examples of how to modify your privacy settings in specific online environments and further examples of how you can protect your privacy and uphold your data protection rights online.

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