Facebook through its VP of Product Partnerships By Ime Archibong, have announced the suspension of around 200 apps pending a thorough investigation into whether they did in fact misuse any data.
The company is in the middle of a data breach storm caused by the news that it allowed irresponsible data sharing with Cambridge Analytica resulted is suspensions of companies such as AggregateIQ and Cubeyou.
Over 87 million users whose data may have been harvested by Cambridge Analytica were promised of an alert. As part of this process we will also tell people if their information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica,” the company said weeks ago.
In the recent update, Archibong explains
The investigation process is in full swing, and it has two phases. First, a comprehensive review to identify every app that had access to this amount of Facebook data. And second, where we have concerns, we will conduct interviews, make requests for information (RFI) — which ask a series of detailed questions about the app and the data it has access to — and perform audits that may include on-site inspections.
How to know if your data was used by Cambridge Analytica or other unauthorized apps
Where Facebook finds evidence that these or other apps did misuse data, it will ban them and notify people via this website.