Facebook Rolls Out New Privacy Center to Select Users in U.S.

Facebook has just introduced a new Privacy Center for providing helpful information about five common privacy topics: sharing, security, data collection, data use, and ads.

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Rolling out to a limited number of Facebook desktop users in the U.S., Privacy Center lets users learn about the company’s approach to privacy, read up on its Data Policy, and learn how to use the many privacy and security controls offered by Facebook.

Facebook says it has built a number of privacy and security controls across its apps and technologies over the years, and Privacy Center’s goal is to serve as a hub for those controls and privacy education. 

Facebook’s new Privacy Center offers the following five modules:

  • Security: You can brush up on account security, set up tools like two-factor-authentication or learn more about how Meta fights data scraping. 
  • Sharing: You can visit this guide if you have questions about who sees what you post, or how you can clean up old posts on your profile using tools like Manage Activity.  
  • Collection: Learn about the different types of data that Meta collects, and how you can view that data through tools like Access Your Information.  
  • Use: Learn more about how and why we use data, and explore the controls we offer to manage how your information is used. 
  • Ads: Learn more about how your information is used to determine the ads you see, and make use of ad controls like Ad Preferences.

Users who have access to this initial launch can find Privacy Center by navigating to Settings and Privacy on the desktop version of Facebook.