Data Protection Assessment is a requirement for apps accessing advanced permissions that is designed to assess how developers use, share and protect Platform Data as described in the Facebook Platform Terms. When enrolled, an administrator of the app will need to complete a questionnaire based on their app’s access to Platform Data. An admin of the app will be given 60 days to complete the assessment or risk losing platform access.
It is strongly recommended that you consult with legal, policy, and data security experts within your organization for guidance on how to address certain questions. Providing incomplete or vague answers may result in loss of platform access.
You will receive an email and a message in your app’s Alert Inbox when it’s time for you to complete the assessment. If you miss this communication, you will also see notifications about the Data Protection Assessment on your App Dashboard.
Note: The Data Protection Assessment is different from Data Use Checkup (DUC), which focuses on what specific permissions the app has access to and is an annual process that requires developers to certify that their continued use of Facebook data meets the requirements of our Platform Terms and Developer Policies. It’s also different from App Review, which is a forward-looking process that gates access to certain Facebook Platform permissions, requiring developers to submit an application to justify platform access.
To prepare for the Data Protection Assessment, we recommend that you:
If you are an app admin and you are required to complete the Data Protection Assessment, you will receive email communication and a message in your app’s Alert Inbox.
Deadlines are unique to each app and will be displayed in your developer notification, the app dashboard banner, and the apps panel.
In the app dashboard, navigate to the app's card and click Data Assessment.
Click Start Assessment.
Provide information about the data you access. Depending on the responses to the Data Protection Assessment, you may be asked to provide additional documentation.
Step 1: In the app dashboard, scroll down to the Required Actions section.
Step 2: Click View Status. Click View if you’d like to access the assessment form.