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Facebook to hand privacy control tools to users ahead of strict EU data law

Facebook has faced probes from EU regulators over its use of user data and tracking of online activities

Julia Fioretti | Reuters  |  Brussels 

Facebook said on Monday it was publishing its privacy principles for the first time and rolling out educational videos to help users control who has access to their information, as it prepares for the start of a tough new EU data protection law. The videos will show users how to manage the data that Facebook uses to show them ads, how to delete old posts, and what happens to the data when they delete their account, Erin Egan, chief privacy officer at Facebook, said in a blog post. Facebook, which has more than 2 billion users worldwide, said it had never before published the ...

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First Published: Mon, January 29 2018. 11:41 IST