Facebook's privacy changes look different for Europeans and Americans

Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 23/04/2018 00:18

All 2.2 billion people who use Facebook will soon see changes to their privacy settings, in response to a sweeping new privacy law in Europe — but American users won't see exactly the same thing as their European counterparts.

The social network's been under heavy scrutiny for not clearly explaining how it shares, uses and protects data after the Cambridge Analytica debacle, as last week's congressional hearings with chief executive Mark Zuckerberg illustrated. These new changes, in the works for months, are supposed to make the why and how of Facebook's data collection clearer. People using Facebook will start seeing the new designs appropriate to their region next week.

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