Facebook was recently in the top charts of newsletters because of data privacy issues. Mark Zuckerberg assured all Facebook users on March 21 that the company would troubleshoot these issues as soon as possible. Hence, Facebook has initiated an investigation and audit process.
Facebook will carry on the process and investigate all the apps that accessed a large amount of user data before a change in platform policies of Facebook in the year 2014. Thus Facebook will now restrict these apps from accessing users’ data to a large amount.
The investigation will be carried out in two phases. First is a comprehensive review, where the company will identify every app that has access to Facebook user data. The second process involves conducting interviews and making a Request For Information (RFI) consisting of detailed questions about the app and the data it has access to. On-site inspections will also be covered as part of this audit.
The company promised users that it would suspend all those apps that do not satisfy the terms of investigation and audit. According to recent reports from a Facebook internal source, the company banned about 200 apps till now. The company has many internal and external experts who will work hard to investigate these apps faster.