Facebook will today inform its users if they had their information siphoned by Cambridge Analytica as part of an ongoing privacy shakeup following the news that data linked, to around 87-million accounts, were obtained by the United Kingdom firm.
Last week, the social network’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, published details of how the notification process would work. He said that from April 9, the website would start to let users see which applications they were sharing personal data with, while also providing greater control over their removal.
“As part of this process, we will also tell people if Cambridge Analytical improperly used your information,” Schroepfer added. The process was slated to start around noon Eastern Time (ET) in the U.S.
A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed to Newsweek that the owners of the 87-million accounts possibly impacted—those who downloaded the app and their friends—will see the same message as everyone else, but additional language will direct them to their settings to look at the apps with which they shared information. “It will be obvious in the alert that Cambridge Analytica might have impacted them,” the spokesperson said.