Facebook will submit to external audits of how well it guards users` data under the terms of a settlement finalised with United States (US) authorities concerned about privacy abuses.
"The settlement requires Facebook to take several steps to make sure it lives up to its promises in the future," the FTC said in a release.
Those steps include giving users "clear and prominent notice and obtaining their express consent" before sharing their personal information, limits users can indicate in their privacy settings.
The deal with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was announced in November and then subjected to a public comment period that recently ended.
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Sabbin Hasan, ICT Editor
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