Today, Facebook is more than just a place to stay in touch with friends. It's also a hotbed for developers. A Facebook account can serve as the hub for countless other apps and websites.
Using your Facebook account to sign into other apps and websites has become commonplace, eliminating the nuisance of filling out forms with our names, email address, and so on for every app and website we use. This is not only convenient, but has become almost a necessity for app developers.
Social media platforms thrive on the sharing of personal information. Naturally, social media apps and websites tend to have lengthy Privacy Policies in order to be compliant with relevant privacy laws for the swathes of personal information that they handle.
Here's the requirement, straight out of Facebook's Platform Policy for Developers:
- Add information about your business: your website and/or app.
- Select the country:
- Answer the questions from our wizard relating to what type of information you collect from your users.
- Go to your Facebook Developer Dashboard.
- In the left navigation menu, click on Settings, then click on Basic in the submenu.
This is the case for all Facebook apps, even those that do not collect or process personal data.