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It’s been a rough week for Facebook Inc., as the Menlo Park-based company maneuvers through the backlash of the Cambridge Analytica snafu, which exposed data from more than 50 million of the platform’s users. Since news broke earlier this month, Facebook’s seen an influx of lawsuits and criticism over its lack of transparency and protection of user’s private data.

On Wednesday morning, the social media company’s vice president and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer published a blog post co-authored with Erin Egan, Facebook’s VP and chief privacy officer, policy, detailing how the company will make its privacy tools and settings easier to find. 


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“Last week showed how much more work we need to do to enforce our policies and help people understand how Facebook works and the choices they have over their data,” Beringer and Egan wrote. “We’ve heard loud and clear that privacy settings and other important tools are too hard to find and that we must do more to keep people informed.”

Beringer, who moved in-house to Facebook from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 2013, pointed out that the company has moved the settings to a single location, making it easier for users to find what they’re looking for. Previously, settings were spread across 20 pages, according to the post.

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Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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