Fb, Microsoft announce new privacy tools to comply with GDPR[source: helpnetsecurity]

In four months the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, and companies are racing against time to comply with the new rules (and avoid being brutally fined if they fail).

One of the things that the regulation mandates is that EU citizens must be able to get access to their personal data held by companies and information about how these personal data are being processed.

Facebook users to get new privacy center

With that in mind, Facebook is getting ready to roll out a new global privacy center, through which users will be able to tweak core privacy settings for Facebook. This should make it easier for users to manage their data, i.e., make informed choices about their privacy.

“Our apps have long been focused on giving people transparency and control and this gives us a very good foundation to meet all the requirements of the GDPR and to spur us on to continue investing in products and in educational tools to protect privacy,” Sandberg said at a Facebook event in Brussels on Tuesday.

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