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Our Privacy Progress and the Path Ahead

Two years ago, we announced our plans to fundamentally shift our approach to protecting people’s privacy. Today, I’d like to share the continued progress we’ve made by publishing a new Privacy Progress Update that provides our most detailed look to date at the work we’re doing to embed privacy into all facets of our company and the investments we’re making to keep improving our privacy technology and practices. You may have seen some of these updates in the form of new privacy tools and controls in our apps. Others are less obvious, like the ways we’ve created a cultural shift to make privacy a core responsibility of everyone at Facebook With today’s update, we’re bringing all of this together to make it easier to understand the details of our privacy approach.

This work includes standing up new governance and oversight mechanisms, implementing new processes to identify and address privacy risks, and changing the way we build privacy into our products. I’m confident that this new way of working will give us the structure we need to continue innovating on our privacy approach and laying a foundation for the future.

Transparency About Our Privacy Efforts

Our new [Privacy__Progress__Update] dives deeper into how we’ve designed our privacy program to scale and evolve over time. To enable the key components of this work, we have a cross-functional group of teams from engineering, legal, policy, compliance and product disciplines that are dedicated to designing and implementing our privacy program. On top of that, every person working at our company — from our CEO and executives, to engineers on each of our apps and sales and business functions across the globe — has a role to play in supporting privacy.

It’s important that our privacy program translates into how we engineer and build our products and services. Examples of this include Privacy Review, which has guided us to design with privacy in mind when creating experiences like new ephemeral messaging options and ensuring age-appropriate experiences for youth.

Continued Expansion of Privacy Tools and Controls

We’ve also built new controls, including additional ways to access your information, manage your activity and control features that work across our apps in Accounts Center.

In addition to accessing and managing how your information is used across our apps, we’ve also introduced new ways to move your data from one service to another through advancements in data portability. We announced a new photo and video transfer tool allowing you to share your data with other apps and services like Google Photos, Dropbox, Koofr and Backblaze. And we’re expanding our data portability partnerships to include Google Docs, WordPress and Blogger so people will be able to transfer their notes and posts. We hope this tool empowers people to take control of their data and encourages the creation of updated rules around data portability by lawmakers.

An Ongoing Dialogue

Our Chief Privacy Officer for Policy, Erin Egan, who leads our public policy work on privacy, and her team have always engaged with experts in the privacy space to help guide us, and we’re going to continue seeking their feedback to improve our privacy program. As just one new example of this partnership with the privacy community, she recently started a video series of conversations around critical privacy policy issues with external privacy experts including Bojana Bellamy of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership, Alex Givens, President and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Jules Polonetsky of the Future of Privacy Forum. Privacy policy is complex and technological advancements mean change is a constant, so we are looking to privacy experts to help guide the way forward for companies like ours.

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Apr 21, 2021 at 21:12

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