Facebook offers its users a Privacy Center

Since a Facebook accumulates security and privacy updates on its social network, at the risk of confusion. The Privacy Center proposed on January 7 should solve this problem and perhaps appease the CNIL.

A response to the CNIL? To Facebook files?

According to SocialMediaTodaythe announcement of a clearer tab to offer users more transparency on the use of their data and how to control them owes nothing to chance.

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The site specializing in social networks sees it as a reaction to the decision, the day before, of the French data protection body to impose a fine of 60 million euros on Facebook. The CNIL requires Mark Zuckerberg’s network to set up a system where “refusing cookies must be as simple as accepting them”, under the Data Protection Act.

The Privacy Center should meet these accessibility requirements. It is organized around five tabs: security, sharing, collection, use, advertising. The user will be able to know what Meta information to retrieve and why. How they are used for targeted advertising in particular, etc.

An exercise in transparency that also looks like a response to the Facebook Files scandal. Meta has been accused from the start by whistleblower Frances Haugen of prioritizing profit over the safety of its users. An accusation that the social network has always denied.

The Privacy Center will be rolling out in the coming months

Many of these features already exist, particularly through the “privacy shortcuts” section, but few users take advantage of them. The Privacy Center needs to bring clarity to this system so it can get away with it.

Facebook explains that the feature will initially only be available to certain US users on computers. According to a classic process, the Privacy Center will in the following months reach a greater number of people and terminals.

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