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Facebook has Introduced New User Privacy Protection Tools

Facebook has Introduced New User Privacy Protection Tools
Facebook is evolving each day to provide the best user experience. Recently, it has introduced two new user privacy protection tools aimed at helping developers and businesses to protect user ’s privacy and respond to the privacy requests in order to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. Since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation has been updated, we have been receiving “N” numbers emailers stating that the company has updated the user’s policy as per the updated GDPR. By keeping the same update in mind, Facebook’s latest addition to the tools’ list will be effective by 1st July 2018.

About New User Privacy Protection Tools:

The ultimate aim to introduce these tools is to provide the application (apps) security under the regulation. They are providing the social network callback URL that can be used to automate people’s requests for their data to be deleted. Ideally, the user can remove the apps and websites from Facebook’s apps and website settings; and can request to remove all the information that was received from them through Facebook. Note: The social network said in a blog post for developers, “To enable this option, they need users to provide them with a callback URL where they can send the request. The user can add the callback URL to app’s Facebook Login settings page in the app dashboard. The user callback must use HTTPS.” It will also provide users with a confirmation number which will act as a way to check the status of their request. For example, whenever we used any gaming or prediction application via Facebook; the application always asked for permission to log in to Facebook and allow to check your data for the results. After this update, the Facebook user can request or edit the settings to remove all the information that has been stored by the applications. (Again, Facebook is trying every do’s n don’ts to prove their point and best user experience after the Congressmen allegations.) Therefore, the developers can go to the Facebook Login settings page in the app dashboard and add the name, mailing address and email address for the DPO (Data Protection Officer), and that information will be available in users’ apps and website settings.

How to add/get Data Protection Officer Contact Information?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is effective since May 25, 2018, requires certain companies that serve individuals in the EU. The purpose is to designate and publish contact information for a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who can assist with matters related to the processing of personal information. Therefore, Facebook is now helping a way out to easily provide this contact information to people. All you need to do is:
  • Go to your app’s Facebook Login Settings page
  • Click on the app dashboard to add your DPO’s name (optional), mailing address, and email address.
You can view the information as it will be made available in people’s apps and website settings. They can contact their DPO’s if they have questions about how their data is processed and used.
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