Facebook released a new data privacy feature this past Friday. The feature consists of an introduction to how the account user’s information may be shared across Facebook. Everyone who creates a new Facebook account will be brought to the feature as part of the profile creation process.
In its post giving notice of the feature, Facebook mentioned that the feedback given by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s Office provided guidance for the feature’s development.
The development of the feature is another example of European data privacy regulators informing the practices of large US tech companies.
When changes in the management, use, and sharing of consumer data are pressed by local regulators, the need for operational efficiency may lead to global developments in data privacy features for some of the most popular online platforms.