May 17, 2022

Facebook Provides Details Compliance with New Privacy Laws in Europe and Providing New Privacy Protections Globally

UPDATE: Reuters Exclusive: Facebook to Put 1.5 Billion Users out of Reach of New EU Privacy Law


From a Facebook Announcement by the Company’s Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy General Counsel:

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.

We’ll ask everyone on Facebook to make choices about:

  • Ads based on data from partners
  • Information in their profile
  • Allowing face recognition technology


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.

More Info and Explanations in the Complete Blog Post

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