How is Facebook receiving GDPR?

How is Facebook receiving GDPR?

The social network Facebook has been the subject of numerous criticisms due to the case of Cambridge Analytics and the unauthorized access to data of more than 50 million profiles that were used to create a software that supposedly influences the results of referendums and elections . At a time when information privacy is one of the most talked about subjects, let’s see how Facebook is preparing to receive the new General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR)!

The new data protection law

The new GDPR enters into force on 25 May and aims to protect personal data transmitted over the Internet and covers citizens residing in the European Union. According to the new law, data treatment is now restricted and explicit and explicit authorization from users is required for treatment. This regulation is considered the biggest online privacy revolution since the emergence of the Internet and gives European citizens greater control and greater protection over their personal information.

Facebook action to receive the new GDPR

The network created by Mark Zuckerberg has already stated that it will ask EU users to check their data protection options available in their personal profiles. Facebook intends to centralize all rules regarding privacy by the end of 2018, through a page that is easy to access for all users. Facebook has recently announced that it complies with all the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation and offers new and more effective data protection to all users regardless of whether they are residents of the European Union. The social network announced that it will now have facial recognition features that help protect the user’s privacy as they will be able to detect when others try to use a profile photo used in another profile.

Facebook will ask all users to agree to the update of the terms of service and privacy of the data, which will provide more details on how Facebook works with data protection. The social network guarantees that it does not sell private information of its users to anyone.

Currently, Facebook users are already receiving review requests to ensure they are aware of all changes before May 25 (the day the GDPR comes into force as a mandatory).

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