There's also a new Privacy Shortcuts menu, which is now much easier to find.
The IT ministry while issuing a notice to social networking platform Facebook asked companies response on issues like whether the personal data of Indian votes and users has been compromised by Cambridge Analytica or any other downstream entity in any manner.
Earlier Wednesday, it rolled out a series of changes to give people better control of their privacy settings and data. "So I'm not convinced how much of that was actually really new stuff", Damian Collins, a United Kingdom lawmaker who has summoned Zuckerberg to appear in front of the British parliament, told CNBC Wednesday. Privacy settings had previously been spread over at least 20 screens, Facebook said. They can still target users with the data they bring themselves or what Facebook collects on users.
To comply with this, Facebook is adding a section called "access your information", a secure way for users to manage data they've shared with the company, including status updates, comments and things they have searched for.
The new features follow fierce criticism of the social network giant after it was revealed that the personal data of tens of millions of users was harvested by a British firm linked to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The data-supplier targeting is available in markets like U.S., Brazil, France, Germany, the U.K., Australia, and Japan.
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"We've heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed." explain Erin Egan, VP and Chief Privacy Officer, Policy and Ashlie Beringer, VP and Deputy General Counsel.
Facebook collected metadata - information about the date, time, phone number and duration of a text or call, but not the content itself - from Android smartphone users who connected their phone contacts to the Facebook or Messenger apps.
Concerns about how the service allowed such data collection to occur, as well as how it monitors and audits third-party businesses and researchers who gain access to its data, have prompted some consumers to delete their Facebook accounts. That's where people can go to delete information or download a copy. Additionally, the user can delete from their profiles using a tool from a web browser, the spokesperson added.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) continues to make moves in an attempt to shore up trust in how it handles customer data.
At the time, Facebook allowed Kogan to collect the data for academic use specifically.