You Can Now Stop Facebook from Using Your Data for AI Training

Meta has taken a significant step toward user data privacy by offering Facebook users the ability to manage personal information that may contribute to the training of generative AI models (via CNBC).

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Recently, the company updated its Facebook help center, introducing a dedicated form titled “Generative AI Data Subject Rights.”

This form empowers users to submit requests relating to the utilization of their third-party data for training AI models.

Meta’s initiative provides users the option to access, modify, or delete their personal data from diverse third-party sources that contribute to the training of its expansive language and related AI models.

In the form, Meta refers to third-party information as data “publicly available on the internet or licensed sources.” Such information plays a role in training generative AI models that leverage predictive patterns to generate fresh content.

Meta’s spokesperson clarified that the recently unveiled “Llama 2” open-source large language model wasn’t trained on user data. Additionally, no consumer-facing generative AI features have been launched on Meta’s systems yet.

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Here’s how you can delete some of your Facebook data used for training generative AI models:

  • Visit the “Generative AI Data Subject Rights” form on Meta’s generative AI privacy policy page.
  • Click the link for more information and request submission.
  • Choose from three options based on your preference or concern.

You can access, correct, or download personal information sourced from third-party data, delete such information from training sources, or address other specific concerns.

After selecting an option, a security check test will be required, though some users have reported encountering bugs while completing the form.

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