Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Facebook New Privacy Laws and Protections to Comply with GDPR

18 Apr 2018   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Facebook New Privacy Laws and Protections to Comply with GDPR

Quote:
In recent weeks we’ve announced several steps to give people more control over their privacy and explain how we use data. Today we’re introducing new privacy experiences for everyone on Facebook as part of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including updates to our terms and data policy. Everyone – no matter where they live – will be asked to review important information about how Facebook uses data and make choices about their privacy on Facebook. We’ll begin by rolling these choices out in Europe this week.

Asking People to Review How We Use Data

As soon as GDPR was finalized, we realized it was an opportunity to invest even more heavily in privacy. We not only want to comply with the law, but also go beyond our obligations to build new and improved privacy experiences for everyone on Facebook. We’ve brought together hundreds of employees across product, engineering, legal, policy, design and research teams. We’ve also sought input from people outside Facebook with different perspectives on privacy, including people who use our services, regulators and government officials, privacy experts, and designers.

We’ll ask everyone on Facebook to make choices about:
  • Ads based on data from partners. Ads on Facebook are more relevant when we use data from partners, like websites and apps that use business tools such as our Like button. We’ll ask people to review information about this type of advertising, and to choose whether or not they want us to use data from partners to show them ads.
  • Information in their profile. If you’ve chosen to share political, religious, and relationship information on your profile, we’ll ask you to choose whether to continue sharing and letting us use this information. As always, including this information on your profile is completely optional. We’re making it easier for people to delete it if they no longer want to share it.

  • Allowing face recognition technology. Our face recognition features help protect your privacy and improve your experiences, like detecting when others might be attempting to use your image as their profile picture and allowing us to suggest friends you may want to tag in photos or videos. We’ve offered products using face recognition in most of the world for more than six years. As part of this update, we’re now giving people in the EU and Canada the choice to turn on face recognition. Using face recognition is entirely optional for anyone on Facebook.


We will also ask people to agree to our updated terms of service and data policy, which include more detail in response to questions about how our services work. We’re not asking for new rights to collect, use or share your data on Facebook, and we continue to commit that we do not sell information about you to advertisers or other partners. While the substance of our data policy is the same globally, people in the EU will see specific details relevant only to people who live there, like how to contact our Data Protection Officer under GDPR. We want to be clear that there is nothing different about the controls and protections we offer around the world.

People in the EU will start seeing these requests this week to ensure they have made their choices ahead of GDPR coming into effect on May 25. As part of our phased approach, people in the rest of the world will be asked to make their choices on a slightly later schedule, and we’ll present the information in the ways that make the most sense for other regions.

Introducing Better Tools to Access, Delete and Download Information

The new Settings and Privacy Shortcuts features we announced last month were built with GDPR in mind, and people will start seeing them this week. Our recently-expanded tools for accessing your information will allow people to see their data, delete it, and easily download and export it. These tools are available globally, although we designed them to comply with GDPR too. We’ve also updated our Activity Log on mobile to make it easier for people to see the information they’ve shared with Facebook from their mobile device.

Providing Special Features for Young People

GDPR recognizes the importance of providing special protections and experiences for teens. We’ve built many special protections into Facebook for all teens, regardless of location. For example, advertising categories for teens are more limited, and their default audience options for posts do not include “public.” We also keep face recognition off for anyone under age 18 and limit who can see or search specific information teens have shared, like hometown or birthday. Later this year we’ll introduce a new global online resource center specifically for teens, and more education about their most common privacy questions.

Under GDPR, people between the ages of 13 and 15 in some EU countries need permission from a parent or guardian to allow some features on Facebook — seeing ads based on data from partners and including religious and political views or “interested in” on your profile. These teens will see a less personalized version of Facebook with restricted sharing and less relevant ads until they get permission from a parent or guardian to use all aspects of Facebook. Even where the law doesn’t require this, we’ll ask every teen if they want to see ads based on data from partners and whether they want to include personal information in their profiles.

Beyond today’s announcements, we’ll keep improving. We’re committed to making sure people understand how we use their information and how they can control it.


Source: Complying With New Privacy Laws and Offering New Privacy Protections to Everyone, No Matter Where You Live | Facebook Newsroom


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Apr 2018   #2
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

So, have these new "features" been released yet?
I've been trying to find specifically this page shown here: https://fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress...ng?w=960&h=564 but have been unable to do so. What about any of the settings mentioned in the article, such as face recognition? Or do I need to download facebook's mobile app (that has access to literally everything on a phone), and share that with them, if I want to change these settings?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2018   #3
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Facebook will move all user accounts from the servers in Ireland to get away from (GDPR) law. So serious were they to implement Data Protection

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-fa...-idUKKBN1HQ00P
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Apr 2018   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
The Fix is in?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post
Facebook will move all user accounts from the servers in Ireland to get away from (GDPR) law. So serious were they to implement Data Protection

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-fa...-idUKKBN1HQ00P
Maybe it's also part of a special deal with the US Government.

In return for moving it's servers back to the US, Facebook won't be punished for the various "accidents" it has been involved in?

After all, once the servers are in the US, various agencies will have basically unrestricted access to the data.

I've noticed that recently MS, SCOTUS & the US DOJ have dropped various court cases:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/suprem...tle-isnt-over/
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/23/mi...customer-data/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2018   #5
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Maybe it's also part of a special deal with the US Government.

In return for moving it's servers back to the US, Facebook won't be punished for the various "accidents" it has been involved in?

After all, once the servers are in the US, various agencies will have basically unrestricted access to the data.

I've noticed that recently MS, SCOTUS & the US DOJ have dropped various court cases:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/suprem...tle-isnt-over/
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/23/mi...customer-data/
For whatever reason they move, Facebook's statement wasn't correct that they would comply with EU's GDPR. That's why they rush this move within 8 days. 1st of May the GDPR law is activated.
So I'm just glad I never registered me on facebook.... Or rather, I was denied registering when I clicked on "no" if i accepted the terms of use.
Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung.. what is the next IT-company to begin massive data collection.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2018   #6
bej

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit
 
 
We All Know It's Economic

The one and only way to stop the intrusion to one's privacy is to play the economic card. If a few million people e-mailed the advertisers stating they will never buy their products until certain changes are made you would see a meaningful response. Not Suckerburg garbage.
Now, back to reality, when a five person city council cannot agree on the type of tree to put in a median there is NO way that advertisers will be inundated with masses of e-mails.
So, it's a matter of "Accept it or leave it".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2018   #7
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bej View Post
The one and only way to stop the intrusion to one's privacy is to play the economic card. If a few million people e-mailed the advertisers stating they will never buy their products until certain changes are made you would see a meaningful response. Not Suckerburg garbage.
Now, back to reality, when a five person city council cannot agree on the type of tree to put in a median there is NO way that advertisers will be inundated with masses of e-mails.
So, it's a matter of "Accept it or leave it".
So true, so true... But how do you get the people to send such emails when they don't even bother to read the user agreement on a site/product they use. *hahaha*
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Apr 2018   #8
TheDeerDude

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

So, this popped up today when I checked facebook.

On the left is the original, on the right is the "no-bullshit" version.


Attached Thumbnails
Facebook New Privacy Laws and Protections to Comply with GDPR-message.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Facebook New Privacy Laws and Protections to Comply with GDPR




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Giving You More Control of Your Privacy on Facebook
Read more: Giving You More Control of Your Privacy on Facebook | Facebook Newsroom
News
More Facebook Privacy Issues
Source: Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications Transmitting Identifying Information - WSJ.com
Chillout Room
New Facebook Privacy Controls
From BBC News - Facebook privacy settings to be made simpler and from New Facebook Privacy Controls Arrive on Wednesday See the links for the complete articles.
System Security
Facebook Privacy Scanner
I heard about the Facebook Privacy Scanner from Merijn Bellekom (the creator of HijackThis and other applications). He tested it and found that it does not work in Opera but works great in Firefox. ReclaimPrivacy.org | Facebook Privacy Scanner My results are shown in the attached image.
System Security


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:36.
Twitter Facebook Google+