Facebook to Unveil New Privacy Updates, it’s First Since Cambridge Analytica Scandal

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, has announced plans to unveil a update to its Checkup . The updates which would be revealed at the 2020, would be Facebook’s significant update since the .

Facebook Updates Privacy Checkup Tool, it's First Since Cambridge Analytica
Facebook set to reveal an update to privacy tool at CES 2020

Facebook’s Privacy Checkup tool was created in 2014 to allows users control access to personal like address and phone number.

, in 2018, Facebook faced a privacy scandal when Analytica illicitly harvested personal from up to 87 million users without their consent.

Also, in July last year, Facebook was fined a record $5 billion for using phone numbers intended for in its . It also accidentally stored in plaintext, thus exposing users to and scammers.

privacy updates be introduced based on issues that users were most concerned about. They provide more privacy control over personal data to avoid the recurrence of another major scandal.

Facebook Updates Privacy Checkup Tool, it's First Since Cambridge Analytica
The Update to the privacy tool allows users to choose who to see what they

The privacy update increases the categories of the Privacy Checkup tool from three to eight. It would also come under four different topics: Who can see what share; How to keep your account secure; How can find you on Facebook; and Your data settings.

The new will give users one central tab where they can change settings to choose who can their profile. They could also control who can send them friend requests as well as enable two-factor and permissions settings for third-party .

For users who log into apps and with their Facebook accounts, would be a Data Settings section. This section provides a convenient location where users can revoke access permissions to those apps and websites.

However, the Facebook Privacy Checkup updates appear to mainly address privacy concerns on the platform itself, not away from it. As such there are strong concerns that data brokers, miners and advertisers can still entire groups of people using the .

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