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Facebook Privacy Checklist: 12 Simple Steps To Make Your Facebook More Private

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and following the recent launch of GDPR, privacy is a hot topic these days and many of us are questioning how we can keep our personal information more secure. With Facebook in the spotlight, we’re more concerned than ever about who can see what we're sharing on the world's most popular social network*, and how our data is being used.

Can strangers see my email address?
Who can see my photos? 
Is Facebook tracking me when I browse online?

If you're worried about your privacy on Facebook, I've created a step-by-step guide to 12 important steps you can take right away to 'lock down' your Facebook and make your Facebook profile and data more private. These simple steps will ensure you can keep enjoying Facebook with some peace of mind.

You can print our Facebook Privacy Checklist and share it with your family and friends, to help keep them safe too. 

So, make yourself a cup of tea, log in to your Facebook (the instructions in the infographic are for the desktop version but you can access the settings on your mobile, too) and spend some time adjusting some key privacy settings. And when you've done that, remember to regularly go back and review your privacy settings to keep your data safe.

* Statista: https://www.statista.com/statistics/272014/global-social-networks-ranked-by-number-of-users/

Monday, 25th June 2018

Written by Myrna Rickards

Myrna started her career as a teacher of Modern Languages and English as a Foreign Language, and during her time teaching adults in Oxford, she began studying computing and web design. She then embarked on a web marketing career at Macmillan Publishers and Oxford University Press. In 2011 she launched her freelance marketing business Blue Gem Marketing which allowed her to work at home and look after her two children. She recently launched a new business, Click and Tap Computer Coaching, which helps people to make the most of their computers and tablets. She now combines her freelance marketing work with teaching computer and digital skills to individuals and groups. She blogs about social media, e-safety and small business marketing, resources and advice.

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