How to check if Facebook has shared your data with Cambridge Analytica or Not

We might not know that as much internet we use, we are sharing our private info to the World. It simply means we are sharing with every person in the world. You might just have heard about Facebook Scandal, but it was just the known scandal, what about those data harvesting companies which we do not even know. It has now become a Million dollars business to harvest other’s private data.

Are we concerned about it yet?
We all have known that Facebook has shared its user’s data with Cambridge Analytica. But do you know if your data is also in hands of Cambridge Analytica? Are you one of the 87 million users whose data are with Cambridge Analytica? Here we have a good news for you, now you can check if your data were taken or not.

Facebook has brought a tool that will help users to know if their data are shared with Cambridge Analytica or with any other company or not shared with anyone which are now banned from Facebook for illicitly accessing people’s personal data.


Here is how to check your new Facebook privacy

Facebook is deliberately trying to mend its broken image from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It stated that “starting on Monday, April 9, we’ll show people a link at the top of their News Feed so they can see what apps they use and the information they have shared with those apps. People will also be able to remove apps that they no longer want. A

s part of this process, we will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica”.

So Facebook has tried to sort out the problem that it has been accused of. You might have got how to do it, right?

Simply, now you need to just open the fb from any browser or app and scroll your news feed. You will be shown a link to check whether your data are shared or not. If your data are in hands of any banned company or in Cambridge Analytica’s hand, Facebook will show you a notification at the top of your news feed. It will be stating who has improperly accessed your data.

From the 87 million users, you should feel lucky if your data are not shared.


Facebook has tried to make things good with the new tool it has brought for the privacy concern. Here is the image how the notification for privacy check will look like. Facebook is very cleverly trying to tell its users if they were affected by the Cambridge Analytica Scandal or not. It is providing users to double check their privacy if their data is shared with any other apps or company or not.

Mostly users try to use different apps and website in facebook. But now after the Cambridge analytica scandal everyone needs to be concerned about their privacy in other popular social sites also. It’s a great tool Facebook has brought for its user. But it’s still unsure if this will help Facebook to gain back people’s trust again or not.

Facebook stated,“Overall, we believe these changes will better protect people’s information while still enabling developers to create useful experiences”. It further stated, “We know we have more work to do. And we’ll keep you updated as we make more changes.”

Facebook reputation and trust was on down since it has faced the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. It had to face millions of loss in stock markets in just a few hours of the news of scandals. The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has delivered a written statement and testified before Congress, answering the questions. He also took the responsibility and promised to be better in the future.

 Facebook may take harder steps in banning the sites and companies which can be a threat to their users. It is sure that Zuckerberg will tighten the control over third parties apps and how they work.

Facebook will also provide you notification of apps and website that you do not use anymore. You can remove them if you do not need them any further. You can double check your info from the new tool that Facebook is bringing for its users.

Zuckerberg written statement states, “Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working to understand exactly what happened with Cambridge Analytica. And taking steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again. We took important actions to prevent this from happening again today four years ago, but we also made mistakes. There’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it.”