Facebook

Facebook, Inc. is the world's largest online social network and has undergone several privacy scandals.


Handling
Does the policy allow personally-targeted or behavioral marketing?  Yes
0/10
Does the service allow you to permanently delete your personal data?  Yes, using an automated mechanism
5/5
Does the service allow third-party access to private personal data?  Yes
0/10
When does the policy allow law enforcement access to personal data?  When reasonably requested
3/5
Transparency
Does the policy outline the service's general security practices?  No
0/3
Is the policy's history made available?  Only the date it was last modified
3/5
Does the policy require users to be notified in case of a data breach?  Not necessarily
0/7
Will affected users be notified when the policy is meaningfully changed?  Yes
5/5
Collection
Does the service collect personal data from third parties?  Yes
0/10
Is it clear why the service collects the personal data that it does?  Somewhat
3/10
Does the service allow the user to control whether personal data is collected or used for non-critical purposes?  On an opt-out basis, but only for some non-critical data/uses
3/10
Does the policy list the personal data it collects?  Yes, generally
7/10
Updates
2019
Aug.
Data Breach

More than 540 million records about Facebook users were publicly exposed on Amazon's cloud computing service, according to a cybersecurity research firm.

Sep.
Exposed Phone Numbers

In the latest privacy scandal for the tech giant, hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts were exposed on a server without authentication. Some of the records also included personal information such as the user's name, gender, and country.

Last Updated

May 5, 2020

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