Facebook (now Meta) is introducing Privacy Center with the aim to educate people about their privacy options thereby making it easier for them to understand how Meta collects and uses information. Let’s have a look at the Privacy Centre in detail.
In the Privacy Centre users can read Meta’s Data Policy, and learn how to use all the privacy and security controls which it offers. Currently, Privacy Centre is available to some users using Facebook on their desktop and Meta will begin rolling it out to more people and apps in the coming months.
“We’ve built a number of privacy and security controls across our apps and technologies over the years, and our goal is for Privacy Center to serve as a hub for those controls and privacy education.” says Meta in their newsroom.
The present version of Privacy Centre has five modules each of which contains guides and controls related to a common privacy topic. The following are the topics as stated by Meta:
- Security: You can brush up on account security, set up tools like two-factor-authentication or learn more about how Meta fights data scraping.
- Sharing: You can visit this guide if you have questions about who sees what you post, or how you can clean up old posts on your profile using tools like Manage Activity.
- Collection: Learn about the different types of data that Meta collects, and how you can view that data through tools like Access Your Information.
- Use: Learn more about how and why we use data, and explore the controls we offer to manage how your information is used.
- Ads: Learn more about how your information is used to determine the ads you see, and make use of ad controls like Ad Preferences.
Users who have access to this initial launch can find Privacy Center by going to Settings and Privacy on the Facebook desktop version. With the expansion underway, Meta will be adding more ways to access Privacy Center in places where users may have privacy concerns.
Read more about Privacy Center on Meta’s official newsroom by clicking here.