11 May Facebook Offers Users More Ways to See Their Data
Last Tuesday, Facebook unveiled the new changes it has made to its privacy controls a few weeks before the new European privacy rules take effect. The changes will allow users to see more of the data that the platform has on them, and how it is used.
The changes, which will be rolled out earlier for European users, will also be made available to all users around the world. Some notable changes include the ability to view personal data by category — posts, comments, messages, photos, and so on — and choose which type of information they wish to download, as opposed to the previous option which was to download everything in one big file.
Users in Europe can also opt to use facial recognition if they want, while all customers are also given the choice to allow Facebook to use data acquired from others as part of their ad targeting.