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Facebook Unveils Privacy Principles Ahead Of EU Privacy Law

Facebook revealed its privacy principles just a few months before the European Union will implement a big internet privacy rule.
Posted at 4:04 PM, Jan 29, 2018

Facebook has unveiled its privacy principles months before a strict European Union data privacy law is implemented.

Starting May 25, an EU rule named the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, will roll out, and some experts call it one of the biggest renovations to internet data privacy rules. Under GDPR, tech companies, even those that are U.S.-based, will be required to report data breaches within 72 hours or face a tough penalty.

Last week, Facebook unveiled its new privacy center, which rolled the social network's privacy settings into one location.

The social media company will release educational videos to help users understand how their personal data is used and how they can control it.