Facebook brings Privacy education, checkup, easier access to settings

Facebook brings Privacy education, checkup, easier access to settings

Educational videos will also be shared, giving advice on how to control the data that Facebook uses to serve up adverts on its platform and how to delete and review content or even an account.

Facebook is to offer new privacy tools to users and promises to be more transparent about what data it collects and how it is used to serve adverts ahead of the arrival of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May.

Facebook directly references the European Union's impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a law meant to strengthen privacy protections with certain requirements. A new privacy centre will be established this year, featuring all the settings in a single place and the company says it is being designed based on feedback from users, privacy experts and policymakers.

As of Monday, users will be reminded by their News Feeds to take a "privacy checkup", Egan wrote in his blog, to ensure they are comfortable about what data they are sharing, and with whom.

Facebook will also be hosting a series of data protection workshops for small and medium sized businesses focusing on GDPR and will continue to host Design Jams to help designers and other professionals bake data protection into their products. The second major update was the announcement that Facebook will turn to its users to rank the trustworthiness of news sources. Facebook now promotes a more limited feature called Privacy Check-Up that gives you privacy controls over future posts, your profile's About Me section, and app preferences.

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"We recognize that people use Facebook to connect, but not everyone wants to share everything with everyone - including with us". The videos will appear in the News Feed, he said.

The initiative is an example of how tech industry efforts to comply with the GDPR will spill over to users in the United States.

We design privacy into our products from the outset. On Sunday, the tech giant announced that it has published its privacy principles for the first time since its inception. "Facebook knows that if they are not prepared they could get into trouble down the road".

Aside from the more visible Privacy Center, Facebook has made its privacy principles public. He urged stricter regulations on dominant technology companies and pointed to the enforcement actions of the European Union as a model that USA regulators should emulate.

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