We've introduced a number of measures to give you more control over your privacy, and protect your information from being used by anyone who shouldn't be.
These measures were first launched as part of our preparation for the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, and we're now making them available globally.
You may have seen an alert, upon visiting your News Feed, asking you to review your privacy settings. We'll be showing you a series of these over the coming weeks which cover various topics:
- How we use data from partners to show more relevant advertising - Political, religious and relationship information you’ve chosen to include in your profile - How we use facial recognition, from helping you tag your friends to keeping your account secure - Updates to our terms of service and data policy that we announced in April
You'll see a summary of the choices you've already made and be given the chance to make changes.
We’ve redesigned our settings menu on mobile devices from top to bottom to make privacy controls easier to find and use. Everything's now accessible from a single screen. We’ve also made it clearer to see what information can and can’t be shared with apps.
In addition, there's a new Privacy Shortcuts feature. From here you can have quick access to the most widely used privacy settings and tools in just a few taps.
We've created a tool called 'Access Your Information' – a secure way to access and manage your information, such as posts, reactions, comments, and things you’ve searched for. Here you can find, download and delete any or all of your Facebook data.
The Data Abuse Bounty was launched recently to reward people who report any misuse of data by app developers.
It's part of our efforts to more quickly uncover potential abuse of people’s information.
We quickly review and respond to reports that identify a credible threat to people’s information, be it a case where a Facebook platform app is trying to collect people’s data to sell it, or pass it onto another party to be sold, or used for scams or political influence. If we confirm data abuse, we'll shut down the offending app and take legal action against the company selling or buying the data if necessary. We’ll reward the person who reported the issue and also alert those we believe to be affected.
This program is the first of its kind, so it will change as we learn and get your feedback.