Facebook on Tuesday agreed to update its terms of service, clarifying the language around what it does with customer data, following pressure from within the EU.
The social network reached the decision after discussions with the European Commission and a coalition of consumer rights groups, which accused Facebook of not being clear enough how it uses customer data to make money.
The actual content of the terms of service won't change, but the language very much will. Facebook agreed to make the changes, which it will apply globally, by the end of June.
Facebook is on a mission to prove its trustworthiness and improve transparency into its practices, most notably in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Separately, on Tuesday to testify regarding hate crimes and white nationalism. Many of the changes the company has made over the past year in the wake of the scandal have meant talking more openly with lawmakers and government officials around the world, as well as with its users.
"We've been doing a lot of work this year to better explain how Facebook works, what data we collect and how we use it," said Facebook's managing director of EU affairs, Thomas Myrup Kristensen. "As part of these ongoing efforts, we'll be updating our Terms of Service to be more clear about how Facebook makes money."