Tuesday, 24 April 2018

How to navigate Facebook's new privacy notifications and lock down your profile.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Facebook has started asking users to go through their settings and make sure they're happy with the amount of data they are handing over.

That's thanks to a new European law called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, which comes into effect on May 25.

That law makes it much harder for companies like Facebook and Google to collect and make money from your data — especially without your explicit consent.

It also means Facebook can't access sensitive information like your sexual preferences, religious beliefs, and political beliefs without your proactive consent.

Now Facebook has to make sure you look at your settings before May 25 — or risk being fined 4% of its annual turnover, which represents billions of dollars.

By Shona Ghosh.
Full story at Business Insider.

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