Facebook wants to help small businesses protect your privacy

The company is planning ten training events in the US for small to medium businesses.

Data privacy is a continually growing concern in the wake of news of election tampering and Cambridge Analytica scandals. As the EU's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) take full effect, it's not only big corporations that need to be wary of protecting their users' privacy. Facebook is now partnering with TeachPrivacy in the US for community events held to train small and medium businesses on ten specific things they need to know about customer data protection. Sessions will be held in Baltimore, New Orleans, San Diego, Palo Alto and Edison, New Jersey. Facebook is working with the Promontory consulting group to train folks in the EU, as well.

The social media company has also brought on security consultancy HackerOne to educate mobile startup developers via the FbStart program. This will focus on getting mobile apps secure and helping them stay that way as they grow. Facebook also promises to continue building its educational efforts around data privacy in the coming months.