INSTAGRAM: New Policy Allows For Your Personal Photos In Ads (like it or not).
Starting January 16, Instagram’s new Terms of Service gives them the liberty of taking your personal photos and using them (your face included) in their paid advertisements.
They have your permission simply by the fact that you agree to their TOS when you sign up.
This is not a surprise now that Facebook owns Instagram. Previously Facebook had a PR problem after word got out about 3rd party advertisers using FB user’s photos for ads without the photo owners consent.
Many consider this a breach of trust and now Instagram will surly come under user scrutiny for their updated policy.
There are other policy changes as well that you should review, though none of them as scorching as using user’s photos for paid ads.
Follow the story at SocialTimes…
Facebook’s advertising platform matches friends’ faces to products that they’ve liked on Facebook. Instagram’s new policy suggests a similar idea: “To help us to deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions,” the policy states, “you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.”