Does Cambridge Analytica have your data? Here's how to check

Posted by Asma Sifaoui on April 13, 2018


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Facebook is making it simple for clients to see whether their information was scratched and is propelling information manhandle abundance program to report app developers.

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg headed to Washington, D.C., to affirm to Congress about Cambridge Analytica abusing user information, the site is currently making it simple for users to check whether their data was used by the firm.

A feature was added in the help centre to know if your info was leaked or no. Search for "Cambridge" or "Cambridge Analytica" in the help centre bar, a page will show: "How can I tell if my info was shared with Cambridge Analytica?

If you are logged into your Facebook account, the page will naturally let you know whether your information was given to Cambridge Analytics by means of the "This is your digital life" app.

Since suspending Cambridge Analytica for abusing users’ information, Facebook has been on consistent emergency control for its incautious administration of user data. Nevertheless, giving users a brisk method to check if their data was used by the analytics firm, the site has launched a “data abuse bounty program” to report app developers who might have misused information.

Facebook stated that any wrongful actors identified by the data misuse program may confront expulsion of their application, a legal review of related frameworks and legal activity against the application's organisation will be taken.

There is no deficiency of declarations from Facebook currently on the numerous moves it is making to protect users. Recently, the organisation reported it was starting an autonomous research task to decide online networking's effect on decisions. Over the last 22 days, Facebook has discharged 18 declarations about all the ways it's assisting users, from securing user protection with fighting phony news and making advertisements more straightforward.

A week ago, the site made it feasible for users to remove applications in bulk.

To check whether your data was given to Cambridge Analytica, make sure you are signed into your Facebook account and go to: How can I tell if my info was shared with Cambridge Analytica?