Facebook begins privacy push ahead of tough new European law

Facebook publishes privacy principles for first time

Facebook has made a decision to share its privacy principles for the first time, as it begins an education campaign aimed at helping users gain an understanding of how the platform uses and manages their data. And national regulators will be able to issue fines if companies collect personal data without consent or misuse personal data.

The move, announced in a blog post, is not all for fun or just because Facebook suddenly realized it should be more communicative with its users on privacy.

As for the new privacy center, Facebook didn't share many details outside of it arriving this year and that it will be gathering feedback from a variety of sources.

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The capital's bateaux mouches rivercraft was out of service, and only emergency services were authorised to navigate the Seine. Authorities say some parts and suburbs of Paris are under water, and expect flood levels to remain high throughout the week.

"The company is about to find itself scrutinized in Europe and forced to give the public more control over their data", privacy expert Jeffrey Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy said of Facebook. These rules differ to the privacy policy users are supplied with prior to signing up.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer, while speaking in Belgium last week said that Facebook new changes will put it in line with EU's GDPR.

Starting today, the social media giant will show educational videos in the 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".

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There were seven privacy principles announced by Facebook. It's also rolling out an education campaign to teach users how to protect their data, and it shared publicly its "privacy principles", a set of broad ideas that govern the company's thinking about data protection.

Last week, Sandberg told the European audience that it will make user privacy controls easier to access by putting them all in one place. This year, we'll introduce a new privacy center that features core privacy settings in a single place.

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. Now it takes up to 90 days for users to permanently delete their profile from the Facebook servers. The new videos will appear in the News Feed in the near future.

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