Facebook has revised its privacy policy for better control

Facebook is a platform which always remains in the limelight of media and most of the time it is because of its humongous number of users, new features, update and other positive things. But some days back, Facebook became a point of discussion for not being able to protect the private information of the users on a very large basis.

The issue of privacy policy on Facebook made several developments and finally on 28th March, 2018, Facebook announced a couple of changes in their privacy which will allow users to locate, download and even delete their personal data.

You should know that recently, Facebook was targeted for vulnerable privacy policy standards when the Trump affiliated political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, got data inappropriately from millions of Facebook. The consulting firm case revealed that the Facebook data can also be gathered on a huge quantity through apps as well.

Responding to the one of the biggest data leak scandal, Facebook announced some major changes in its privacy policy which will make it easier for the user to view and access the data held by the company.  It has also been said that Facebook has been working on these major changes for a while.

From this recent move of Facebook, it is very much clear that the company is trying to reestablish their trust among the users, but they should have taken this step much before the data leak scandal happened.

In the announcement, it has been said that the setting menu on the mobile devices has been redesigned to make things easier to find. Now, the different sections of the settings tab will be available in a single place.

In addition to this, they have also added a privacy shortcut menu which will help users to add extra security while logging in, review and even delete what you have shared from search history to friend request. It will also help the users to control the information on the post and who will see the post.

Another privacy setting change includes an additional tool called ‘Access your Information’ which will let you see the comments you have left or posts which you have shared them. And now the data will become easier to download like the photo and contacts which you have added to your account.

In the announcement, Facebook said through its blog post that “The last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies, and to help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data,” They also added “We’ve heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find, and that we must do more to keep people informed.”

With the announcement by Cambridge Analytica, the shares of shares of Facebook went down over 13 per cent year to date. The news went viral and many other countries become concerned about the privacy policy of Facebook in their region. Facebook also has to go through a regulatory scrutiny after the announcement.

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