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Facebook Gives Users Greater Privacy Controls Ahead Of GDPR

Facebook Gives Users Greater Privacy Controls Ahead Of GDPR”

Yesterday, January 28, Facebook brought new tools on privacy control and user data management to make it all easier for you.

The social media giant is launching a number of new initiatives, like "a new education campaign" for people to know how it uses their data, as well as ways for them to take more control of the information. "This means you decide what you share and who you share it with on Facebook, and you can change your mind", said Erin Egan, chief privacy officer at Facebook, in a blog post.

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The company's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg announced last week that Facebook would be creating a new privacy centre which would put the social network's key privacy settings in one place.

Facebook also said it will host more workshops on data protection for small and medium businesses, beginning in Europe.

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Yesterday was GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) awareness day, ahead of new European Union rules that are due to come into force on May 25th. Giving You More Control of Your Privacy on Facebook includes the announcement about the upcoming changes to the privacy center, some tips on managing your data on Facebook, and the company's privacy principles. And national regulators will be able to issue fines if companies collect personal data without consent or misuse personal data. "We also meet with regulators, legislators and privacy experts around the world to get input on our data practices and policies", Egan wrote. As massive tech companies, such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, rely on troves of consumer data to rapidly expand their operations and gain a larger influence in global society, the rules establish the importance of data privacy as a fundamental right. Facebook has also moved all its privacy setting to 1 page only instead of multipage privacy settings.

On an inferring note, Facebook believes in the approach that "Improvement is constant" and hints that newer controls and tools will keep on coming in the future for the users.

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GDPR is already shaking up the internet, and having major consequences for the whole world - not just countries in the EU. "Our apps have always been focused on giving people transparency and control, and this gives us a very good foundation to meet all the requirements of the GDPR and to spur us on to continue investing in products and in educational tools to protect privacy", Sandberg said at an event in Brussels last week.



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