PROTECTING PRIVACY AND SECURITY

We’re committed to protecting your information and giving you more control over your privacy choices.

What you share and who you share it with should be your decision.

As you connect and share more online, knowing how to manage your privacy and protect your information is more important than ever. Our bottom line is getting this right for people.

That’s why we build tools that give you control over your privacy and help keep your information secure. We also partner to improve security standards across the industry.


GIVING YOU MORE CONTROL

We build tools to give you more control over your privacy and help you understand what happens with your information.

Privacy Checkup

This tool helps you control who can see what you share, how your information is used and how to secure your account.

Why Am I Seeing This Ad?

You can click on any ad, see why you’re seeing it, and adjust your settings.

Off-Facebook Activity

We created a tool so you can control — or disconnect — the information businesses send to Facebook about your activity on other apps and websites.

Download Your Information

We’ve built tools that help you download or request and export your data so you can move it between services.

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Privacy Shortcuts

We made our privacy tools easier to find across our services.


DRIVING PRIVACY ACCOUNTABILITY

We make privacy part of everything we do, and are continuing to improve.

Data for Good: COVID-19

We balanced protecting people’s privacy with public interest priorities to enable pandemic response efforts through our COVID-19 initiatives. Read about our approach.

Privacy Progress Update

We’re providing an under-the-hood look at the work we’re doing to build a global privacy program and sharing our ongoing privacy investments to support us now and in the future.

Designing for Privacy

We’re ensuring every new product or feature is built with privacy in mind. Learn more about how we’re designing privacy into our products on our Privacy Matters blog.


MAKING YOUR DATA MORE SECURE

We have a responsibility to build secure services that help keep people safe.

Two-Factor Authentication

We give you this option in addition to your password to protect your account from improper access.

End-to-End Encryption

We built end-to-end encryption in WhatsApp and offer the option in Messenger to ensure your messages remain private.

Restricted Partner App Access

We’ve dramatically decreased the amount of information other apps can request from you.

Secure Data Storage

We won’t store sensitive data in countries with weak records on human rights in order to protect data from being improperly accessed.

Bug Bounty Program

In 2019, we awarded over $2.2 million to researchers from over 60 countries, bringing our payout total to date to over $9.8 million to strengthen the security of our users and the internet at large.

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Facebook Transparency Report

We publish regular reports to give our community visibility into how we enforce policies, respond to data requests, and protect intellectual property.


PARTNERING TO DEVELOP BETTER DATA PRACTICES

We collaborate with partners across the industry to help establish best practices for data security and portability.

Data Transfer Project

We joined the Data Transfer Project to give people easier ways to move their data between different online service providers.

AI Ethics Research Center

We’re investing $7.5 million in an AI ethics research center to tackle critical questions about AI, privacy and safety, in partnership with the German government and Technical University of Munich.

Trust, Transparency and Control Labs

We created a cross-industry program to design new solutions for digital privacy challenges.

Facebook Accelerator Singapore

We created the Facebook Accelerator Singapore in partnership with Singapore’s Data Protection Authority to help startups develop secure ways of working with data.