Facebook to Roll Out EU Privacy Controls Everywhere

A Reuters report on Tuesday claimed that Zuckerberg told the reporter in an interview, “the company wanted to extend privacy guarantees worldwide in spirit, but would make exceptions, which he declined to describe.” On today’s call, Zuckerberg took issue with how his reply was framed. Here’s his response in full:

“So, overall, I think regulations like the GDPR are very positive, and you know I was somewhat surprised by yesterday’s Reuters story that ran on that because the reporter asked me if I was planning on… if we were planning on running the controls for GDPR across the world. And my answer was, yes. We intend to make all the same controls and settings available everywhere, not just in Europe. Is it going to be exactly the same format? Probably not. We need to figure out what makes sense in different markets with different laws and in different places. But, but let me repeat this: We’re going to make all the same controls and settings available everywhere, not just in Europe.”

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