NEWS30 January 2018

Facebook publishes privacy principles

GDPR News North America Privacy

US – The social media giant Facebook has launched an education campaign to help users understand how their data is used by the company, along with a declaration of its privacy principles.

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In a post on its site by chief privacy officer, Erin Egan, said Facebook was making core privacy settings easier to find as part of Data Privacy Day ( 28th January).

“Starting today we’re introducing educational videos in News Feed that help you get information on important privacy topics like how to control what information Facebook uses to show you ads, how to review and delete old posts, and even what it means to delete your account,” wrote Egan.

Facebook said it is adding a privacy centre where core privacy settings can be found in a single place in response to feedback from users, policymakers and privacy experts.

This year, the company is hosting workshops on data protection for small and medium businesses which will start in Europe and focus on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Its privacy principles include giving users control of their privacy; making sure people understand how their data is used; keeping personal information secure; and the ability to delete information.