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Facebook to be ‘fully compliant’ with GDPR on May 25

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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook Inc. said on Tuesday that he expects the social media company will be “fully compliant” with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as soon as it comes into effect. Starting May 25, the new privacy regulations for the European Union will force companies to be more transparent about their use of customers’ data. in April, Facebook said it will roll out policy changes in order to adhere to the law.

Speaking about the social network’s alleged political bias in front of the European Parliament, Zuckerberg said Facebook is “committed to being a platform for all ideas” and that it “has never and will not make decisions about what content is allowed,” as well as about how posts are ranked on the basis of political orientation. He also reiterated that it will not be possible for an application developer to access users’ data the way Cambridge Analytica did after Facebook introduced changes to its policy in 2014. Finally, Zuckerberg asserted his company will not be managed “reactively” but take “a much more proactive approach” to reviewing potential bad actors, including bringing in third-party auditors to review applications before they are allowed to access data on the network.

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