How to check if your Facebook data was shared with Cambridge Analytica
The Cambridge Analytica data scandal has rocked Facebook, and users have been left wondering whether or not their personal data was involved. The social network said that it would be notifying people if they had been affected, but it is also possible to manually check.
Facebook has set up a help page that can be used to determine whether your personal data was shared with Cambridge Analytica, and you can check this if you have not yet seen a notification in your news feed.
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If you pay a visit to the help page entitled How can I tell if my info was shared with Cambridge Analytica?, you'll be given a very quick answer to your query. In fact the page goes further, letting you know not just whether you used the This Is Your Digital Life App through which data was gathered, but whether your friends did. Hopefully, when you visit the page you'll see the message below:
Was my information shared?
Based on our available records, neither you nor your friends logged into "This Is Your Digital Life."
As a result, it doesn't appear your Facebook information was shared with Cambridge Analytica by "This Is Your Digital Life."
While you're taking an interest in your privacy on Facebook, you might also want to make use of the tool recently released by the company to check which apps are linked to your account and the permissions they have.