Data Handling Questions

Starting on or after June 12th, 2023, if your app requires advanced level access to permissions or features, you may need to complete data handling questions. See this blog post for more information.

Beginning January 2024, developers with apps that have been published live with a use case or advanced access to any permission or feature will be required to complete data handling questions as part of their annual Data Use Checkup.


Completing our data handling questions is a requirement for:

  • Apps that require access to use cases, permissions or features (for some apps this is called advanced access).

  • Apps that have been published live with a use case, or that have advanced access to permissions or features. This must be completed annually as part of the Data Use Checkup (DUC).

These questions are designed to validate that personal data received from Meta will be processed and transferred securely and in compliance with Meta’s Platform Terms and Developer Policies. This is part of Meta’s continued commitment to protecting people’s privacy and personal data—a responsibility that we share with all developers in our ecosystem.

It is recommended that you consult with legal, policy, and privacy experts within your organization for guidance on how to answer these questions.

Documentation Contents

Best Practices

A list of things to do before you get started and other considerations to keep in mind as you go through the process.


Quick tutorials to walk you through Data Use Checkup and how to submit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about Data Use Checkup.