“We will continue working to improve our privacy policies for people around the world, so they can protect their personal data, be able to control how their data is used and share it with others,” Sandberg told the BBC’s World at One programme.
It says it “will continue to monitor developments in the digital economy and make privacy-related decisions on an ongoing basis”.’
Great news’ for online privacy The policy was originally due to be released in November, but was delayed by the Brexit vote.
“We are excited about the privacy policies that we are now seeing coming out in the EU and beyond,” Sandburg told the programme.
“It is great news that the UK has finally agreed to the principles of European Union’s Common Data Protection Regulation (CDPPR), which includes strict requirements for how Facebook will manage its data.”
This is a great step forward for Facebook in terms of transparency and accountability, and we look forward to working with other member states on this issue in the coming years.
Facebook is committed to protecting our users’ privacy and to protecting the internet as a whole.
We’re taking action today to help make our data more transparent, accountable and secure,” she said.
Privacy ‘very positive day for privacy’Facebook says that it will also work with the UK’s government to “support the government’s approach to tackling digital apartheid” and make sure it is “in line with the laws and values of our country”.”
The UK government has a responsibility to ensure that its privacy laws are strong and enforceable, and will work to ensure our policies are in line with UK law and values,” the statement added.
The UK has been under the control of the Government since May, when a majority of MPs voted to leave the European Union.”
These policies will be subject to our scrutiny by the UK government, as well as the data protection commissioner in the country in which we operate.”‘
The best place to work’Sandberg added: “We are confident that our privacy practices are in the best place for us and our employees to work, as we continue to strengthen our data-protection and compliance systems.”
Facebook’s privacy statement, which will be released on Thursday, comes amid a major backlash to the UK-based company’s handling of online data.
As we work to create a better and more secure world for everyone, we’re committed to being transparent about what we do and do not do in order to help us keep our customers and partners safe,” the company said.’
Our mission is to make the world a better place for everyone.
Our privacy policies will make sure that we’re always clear about what happens with your data, and why, and how we’re going to use it,” she added.