Facebook to Give Users More Control Over Personal Information

Facebook has recently announced the series of changes to give users more control over their data, after a huge data breach which has wiped more than $100 billion from its stock market value. As per the Gadgets 360 blog post, Facebook said it would propose in the coming weeks updates to the social media website’s terms of service and data policy to better spell out what information it collects and how it uses it.

Erin Egan (Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer at Facebbok) and Ashlie Beringer (Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Facebook) wrote in a blog post: 

“The last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies, and to help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data.”

“So in addition to Mark’s announcements last week – cracking down on abuse of the Facebook platform, strengthening our policies, and making it easier for people to revoke apps’ ability to use your data – we’re taking additional steps in the coming weeks to put people in more control over their privacy.” 

According to RTE blog post, The social network will add a new “Privacy Shortcuts” menu which will let users worldwide review what they’ve shared and delete it, as well as features enabling them to download their data and move it to another service. 

Users would be able to download the data shared with Facebook, including uploaded photos, contacts added to their account, and posts on timelines.