All of our work begins with our responsible innovation principles. They’re designed to keep our responsibility to protect people’s privacy at the forefront, so you can feel empowered to explore, connect and engage with our products.
Meta hardware is built by centering the devices around people. That's what makes Meta, Meta.
Privacy and responsible innovation in augmented and virtual reality requires open and honest conversations. We listen to feedback from people of various backgrounds and thought perspectives and push our products to meet the highest standards. Watch highlights from a recent discussion between Meta, industry experts and privacy-conscious consumers.
Discover how Meta keeps privacy at the forefront of handling user data and new product development. Arjun Atholi, trust strategist at Meta, sits down with tech enthusiast and business owner Jennifer Tsay to discuss how it’s critical to our future.
Learn how AR and VR can help to restore cultural heritage. Michael Running Wolf, an AI ethicist and engineer speaks to Dr. Ray – the host of the panel – about how these technologies can benefit marginalized communities.
To ensure we’re innovating with human connection and privacy in mind, our teams apply the following principles as they build new products.
Be explicit and transparent about how our products work and the data they collect and share. We choose models that people will understand and proactively communicate both clearly and candidly, so people can make informed decisions about whether and how to use our products.
We also articulate best practices for responsible use and behavior when using our products.
AR/VR technologies blend the virtual and physical worlds, presenting opportunities to establish new digital and physical norms and set appropriate boundaries. We provide people with meaningful controls - where and when they matter - that give them agency over their experience and how they use our products. These controls are based on research, not assumptions, and consider context and sensitivity.
We won’t offer controls for everything, but people should always have enough information to make an informed choice about whether to use our products.
“We are in a pivotal moment in the history of technology. [It’s] going to connect humans in a brand new way”
Michael Running Wolf, Computer Science PhD Student and AI Ethicist
In a world where AR/VR technology is ubiquitous, it is critical that we consider those who don't use our technology. We build with this in mind, and empower users to become stewards of respectful product use.
We work to ensure our products are inclusive of our diverse community, including users around the world and people in both vulnerable and under-represented communities. We know we can’t do this alone, so we conduct user research and work with in-house and outside experts from around the world.
Creating business value allows us to deliver value back to people, but on balance we believe over the long term business value stems from putting people first. This is especially true for our approach to data and protecting user privacy.
We treat consumer data with the sensitivity it deserves and invest in novel privacy-preserving techniques for data sharing and analysis. When forced to balance between benefit to an individual and benefit to a community we aim to prioritize what provides the most value for the community.
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