Data Use Checkup

Beginning September 5, 2023, some developers with apps that have been published live with a use case, or that have advanced access to permissions or features, will be required to answer data handling questions as part of their annual Data Use Checkup. See this blog post for more information.

Overview

Protecting people’s privacy is a major priority for Meta and the developers who build on our platform. That’s why we require an annual checkup to make sure your API access and data use comply with our Platform Terms and Developer Policies.

The Data Use Checkup is an annual assessment that evaluates whether a developer’s continued use of and access to specific data via Meta APIs is in compliance with our Meta Platform Terms and Developer Policies. It is required for developers whose apps have been published live with a use case, or have advanced access to permissions or features.

In order to complete DUC and maintain API access, you must:

  • Examine your previously approved or existing permissions, features and products.
  • Certify this app follows the allowed usage.
  • Certify that you are following the Meta Platform Terms and Developer - Policies, together with all other applicable terms and policies.
  • Answer questions about your data handling practices.
  • Provide testing instructions for your application. More information for this can be found at ongoing compliance reviews.

If an app has been published live with a use case, or has advanced access to permissions or features, an app admin will need to complete a Data Use Checkup for that app.

Data Use Checkup is not required for developers whose apps have Standard Access to permissions and features. In addition, developers do not need to complete DUC while the app is in Development mode, but will need to complete DUC before the app can be switched to Live mode.

More information

To read common questions and answers regarding DUC, see the Data Use Checkup section on the DUC FAQ page.