Data security has always been a major concern within the internet and technology. Users are scared of what will happen to the information they provide on the web. Just recently Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg faced a crisis of trust with its users which made him testify in front of the U.S. Congress.
Facebook Inc. is starting to comply with new privacy rules given by European Union’s new data privacy regulations, known as the GDPR. The company said it will provide the same protections to the rest of its 2 billion users in the world. In Zimbabwe, most of the data being consumed is from Facebook and Whatsapp.
We started getting notifications on some of the information Facebook is sharing, like religion and political views and will be asked whether they want to keep it on their Facebook profiles ahead of strict new privacy rules that take effect in the European Union on May 25.
The Social Media Giant is also going to reduce the amount of data it gives to users who are younger than 16 years old, no matter where in the world they live.
“Even where the law doesn’t require this, we’ll ask every teen if they want to see ads based on data from partners and whether they want to include personal information in their profiles,” said Facebook.