Facebook to create 'privacy center' in response to EU law

This is an emerging story which needs expansion if you wish to EDIT to add information or discuss it in TALK.

Facebook announced it will be rolling out a new global “privacy center” in response to a change in EU law, which will clamp down on how companies collect data. The aim of putting all core privacy settings in one place is to make it easier for users to manage their data.

The EU law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is the biggest change in personal privacy data law since the birth of the internet. It will come into effect in May 2018, aiming to give European users more control over their information and how companies use it.

Industries collecting large amounts of customer data will be affected. Companies found to be in breach of the law will face a maximum penalty of 4 percent of global annual turnover, or €20 million ($24.50 million), whichever is greater.

Please expand this story by going to EDIT or discuss it in TALK.


  • These News Stubs were written by students at De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K., at an event with staff journalists from WikiTribune

Image information

  • TODO tags

      Is there a problem with this article? [Join] today to let people know and help build the news.
      • Share

      Subscribe to our newsletter

      Be the first to collaborate on our developing articles

      WikiTribune Open menu Close Search Like Back Next Open menu Close menu Play video RSS Feed Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Youtube Connect with us on Linkedin Connect with us on Discord Email us