What’s in Facebook’s new data policy?

What’s in Facebook’s new data policy?

After experiencing a world of criticism on the uses of personal data that Facebook collects, The tech giant is updating its data policy, Terms of Service and Cookie policy. This Policy describes the information they process to support Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and other products and features offered by them.

Mark Zuckerberg, The CEO of the company has gone through a lot of interrogations over the couple of months. Now the company is getting ready not to experience any such blow in future. It’s also a part of the process of addressing GDPR which has already been enacted since May 25, 2018.

The update spotlights

    • Adding information about features such as Marketplace, camera effects and accessibility tools
    • More details about how our systems process things that you share, such as text, photos and videos
    • More about how we share information, systems and technology across the Facebook Company Products, including WhatsApp, Instagram and Oculus
    • Adding Instagram, a service provided by Facebook Inc., to the Data Policy

Facebook’s new Data Policy

Facebook Data Policy

The new Data Policy includes a lot of points extending and modifying the existing ones. According to the mail they sent to each of the users, These updates don’t give them any new rights to collect, use or share your data on Facebook. Let’s take a look at the key points of Facebook’s new Data Policy:

    • Kinds of information do Facebook collects
    • How they use these data
    • How is this information shared?
    • How Facebook companies work together
    • How can user manage or delete information about them
    • How Facebook respond to legal requests or prevent harm
    • How they operate and transfer data
    • What if policy changes

Click here to get into the details of the above points.

Cookies & other storage technologies

Facebook Data Policy

Cookies are small pieces of text used to store information on web browsers. Cookies are used to store and receive identifiers and other information on computers, phones and other devices.

    • Why Facebook uses cookies
    • Where they use cookies
    • Uses of other parties cookies
    • How can user control these cookies

Click here to get into the details of the above points.

Terms of Service

Facebook Data Policy

Terms govern your use of Facebook and the products, features, apps, services, technologies and software that Facebook offers, except where they expressly state that separate Terms.

    • Facebook Services
    • Facebook Data Policy and users’ privacy choices
    • Mutual commitments
    • Some additional provisions

Click here to get into the details of the above points.

Protecting users’ data is a big responsibility and Facebook is taking it very seriously. In addition to these updates, users will soon see new ways of controlling their privacy and information on Facebook as stated in the mail sent to users.

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