Over the weekend, Facebook announced that it will be bringing a refreshed privacy center to make it easier for users to find and customize settings. The post also goes over some tips for keeping your data safe along with the company’s privacy principles which tout accountability and constant improvement.

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This month, Facebook has shared the first two major changes coming to the social media service. First, the company announced a major overhaul coming to its News Feed to create more “meaningful interaction” and less so-called “passive content.” The second major update was the announcement that Facebook will turn to its users to rank the trustworthiness of news sources.

As for the privacy update, Facebook shared the news yesterday in a post in honor of Data Privacy DayGiving 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.

For tips on helping users take control of their data, the post encouraged use of the Privacy Checkup tool. Facebook also has a series of new educational videos on the topic.

Starting today we’re introducing educational videos in 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.

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.

We know how important it is for you to have clear, simple tools for managing your privacy. This year, we’ll introduce a new privacy center that features core privacy settings in a single place. We’re designing this based on feedback from people, policymakers and privacy experts around the world.

For the social media service’s privacy principles, the blog post outlines seven.

  • We give you control of your privacy
  • We help people understand how their data is used
  • We design privacy into our products from the outset
  • We work hard to keep your information secure
  • You own and can delete your information
  • Improvement is constant
  • We are accountable

For all the details, check out the full post here. Apple recently highlighted privacy as a “human right” as part of changes coming in iOS 11.3.


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