Privacy Policy

If you’re currently developing an app for Facebook, you may be required to enter the URL of your Privacy Policy at the “Privacy Policy URL” field.

This requirement is mandatory when you want to make your app public and have the app featured in the App Store of Facebook or whenever your app requests information from users, i.e. the Sign-in with Facebook.

This means that a Privacy Policy is required for all Facebook apps – including yours – before the app is authorized to appear live.

But why is Facebook requiring you to have a URL to your Privacy Policy?

Because a Privacy Policy agreement is required by law if you collect personal information (email address, name, photo, and so on) from users.

A Privacy Policy is a legal statement that specifies what the owner of a business will and will not do with the personal data collected from its users.

When you use the APIs from Facebook, you’re requesting personal information from users through Facebook. This triggers a number of laws aimed at protecting personal information, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Because you collect personal information from Facebook users, you’re not only required to have this legal agreement for your Facebook app, but also have it for your website, mobile app, and so on.