Facebook last week announced that gathered product, engineering, legal, policy, design and research teams, hundreds of employees, in order to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Facebook will apply GDPR globally, “no matter where users live”, and the terms and data policy were already revised on April 19th, 2018. According to Facebook, the new terms offer a language easier to read. Facebook also launched a page about GDPR.
For persons living in European Union, Facebook will also provide a link on how to contact Facebook´s Data Protection Officer (DPO), under GDPR.
Many questions will be asked to users in the following weeks. Facebook says that users will have to make choices about the ads based on data from partners: Users will be able to choose whether or not Facebook can use data from partners to show ads. Information in their profile: Facebook is asking users if it can use the information about political, religious, and relationships, as it needs explicit consent. Face recognition technology: Facebook will ask if it can use face recognition technology.
By default, face recognition will be disabled for users below 18 years old. Users between the ages of 13 and 15, in some EU countries, will need permission from a parent or guardian to allow some features on Facebook, like seeing ads based on data from partners and including religious and political views or “interested in” on the profile. Facebook will have restricted features for teens.