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Your Facebook data: how to find out if it was shared with Cambridge Analytica

On the left the notification all Facebook users will be greeted with today; while on the right to notify those who were affected by the Cambridge Analytica incident. Image: Facebook


Today Facebook will notify all 2.2 billion of its users with an update about their data privacy titled ‘Protecting Your Information.’

This will include alerting the 87 million people who may have had their information shared with Cambridge Analytica.

This comes a month after the revelations that Facebook shared its users’ information with the British data analytics company, which worked on campaigns including Brexit and Donald Trump’s 2016 election win.

Cambridge Analytical denies accusations of misusing data in order to influence voters to win these campaigns.

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The scandal has caused a backlash against Facebook, with many users vowing to leave the social network.

Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to face tough questioning from lawmakers on Tuesday when he testifies at a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees, followed by a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

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Facebook has promised changes to the way third-party apps can interact with users and their data.

Last week Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer outlined some of these updates in a blog post, including the news that up to 87 million people’s data may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Watch our video to find out how to check if your Facebook data was shared with Cambridge Analytica.


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