Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Active

Original Certification Date: 11/3/2017
Next Certification Due Date: 12/15/2021
Data Collected: NON-HR

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework: Active

Original Certification Date: 9/30/2016
Next Certification Due Date: 12/15/2021
Data Collected: NON-HR

Purpose of Data Collection

Facebook, Inc. has certified to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks regarding the collection and processing of personal data from our advertisers, customers, or business partners in the European Union or Switzerland (Partners) in connection with the products and services described in our Privacy Shield Notice (Partner Services), although Facebook does not rely on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework for transfers of personal data in light of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU in Case C-311/18. Facebook processes the personal data provided by our Partners to provide Partner Services in accordance with the terms applicable to the relevant Partner Service and otherwise with the Partners' instructions. For Workplace, Facebook processes personal data submitted by our Partners (employers or organizations - the data controllers) that may submit personal data about their Users (being the Partners’ or their affiliates’ employees or contractors) to Facebook, including things like business contacts, customer and employee information, employee-generated content and communications, and other information under the Partner’s control. For Ads and Measurement products, Facebook may receive personal data from unaffiliated Partners, including things like contact information and information about individuals' experiences or interactions with the Partners and their products, services, and ads. For further information about Facebook's privacy practices, including additional information about what, why, and how Facebook processes personal data, please review our Privacy Shield Notice and our Data Policy.

Privacy Policy

Non-HR Data


The Facebook Privacy Shield Notice describes Facebook's participation in the EU and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield and provides the information outlined in the Privacy Shield Notice Principle.

Effective Date: 9/29/2017

Verification Method


Dispute Resolution

Questions or Complaints?

If you have a question or complaint regarding the covered data, please contact Facebook, Inc. at:

Jeanne Sheahan
Director & Associate General Counsel, Legal
Facebook, Inc.
1601 Willow Road
Menlo Park, California 94025

Privacy Shield organizations must respond within 45 days of receiving a complaint.

If you have not received a timely or satisfactory response from Facebook, Inc. to your question or complaint, please contact the independent recourse mechanism listed below


Appropriate statutory body with jurisdiction to investigate any claims against Facebook, Inc. regarding possible unfair or deceptive practices and violations of laws or regulations covering privacy Federal Trade Commission