Facebook steps up privacy education, shares 'privacy principles' for first time

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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.

Just four months before the deadline for enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Commission (EC) has issued guidance on the sweeping legislation for EU countries.

Additionally, Facebook is collecting feedback from users, privacy experts and even policymakers of the world to make the chief privacy settings 'easier to find.' Presently designing, the new privacy center will be introduced within this year, and it will have all the chief settings in one place.

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. "We're also developing resources that help other organizations build privacy into their services", added Erin Egan, Chief Privacy Officer on the company's newsroom page.

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Facebook also announced on Monday that it would post educational videos instructing users on things like adjusting their privacy settings and removing old content from their profiles. 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. "This includes tools to make sure you share only what you want with the people you want to see it". The videos will appear in the News Feed, he said. GDPR intends to increase an internet user's right to be forgotten.

The new tools had been hinted at by COO Sheryl Sandberg last week and mark a change in attitude at Facebook, which has at times come under fire for how it handles personal information. We now get a new privacy center where you will be able to access all your core privacy settings. The GDPR restricts what kind of data companies can use and store and what they can do with the data. "Facebook knows that if they are not prepared they could get into trouble down the road".

In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week, billionaire philanthropist and leading donor to liberal causes George Soros described Facebook and Google as menacing, monopolistic companies.

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