The social media giant's privacy principles are separate from the user terms and conditions and include helping users to understand how their data is used, keeping that information secure, constantly improving new controls, and being accountable to regulators.
The videos are designed to inform users how to manage the data that Facebook uses to show them ads, how to delete old posts, and what happens to the data when they delete their account.
Facebook chief privacy officer Erin Eganat said: “We recognise people use Facebook to connect, but not everyone wants to share everything with everyone – including with us. It’s important that you have choices when it comes to how your data is used."
In response, Julian Saunders, CEO and founder of data management specialist PORT.im, said that Facebook's announcement should be a wake-up call to every business that has studiously ignored GDPR for the past two years.
He added: "With this new policy, Facebook has essentially set a new standard for data privacy. In many ways, this is a blueprint for which other businesses can follow. However, there is one caveate, Facebook has a great value exchange - customers are willing to lose privacy in return for free access to an excellent network and service."
However, he warned that many other businesses do not have such a strong proposition, especially the likes of firms in the energy, banking, insurance and telecoms industries, which the Government has singled out for particular attention regarding GDPR compliance. "[These companies] will need to go further by either reducing the amount of information they collect or increasing the level of service they provide. GDPR is a great opportunity to both increase customer trust but also make a business customer centric."