Facebook is updating its data use policy in an attempt to give users more clarity on how the information they share is used by the company.
The move comes a week ahead of its expected initial public offering of stock.
Facebook Inc. said Friday that the changes are in response to an audit by Irish data-protection authorities last year.
Facebook's international headquarters are based in Dublin, Ireland, a member of the European Union. This means the company is required to comply with European data privacy laws.