44,000 people in Ireland have been affected by Facebook's data breach
You might have been affected.
Facebook has announced that more than 44,000 people in Ireland were affected by the recent data breach.
Late last month, an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News accused the British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica of secretly campaigning in elections across the world.
Yesterday, the social networking site admitted that 87 million users worldwide were affected, however it was mostly US citizens.
Facebook said: "We do know that 15 people in Ireland installed thisisyourdigitallife, and up to 44,687 people in Ireland may have been friends with someone who installed the app, and, therefore, may have been affected."
Mark Zuckerberg recently said: "We didn’t take a broad enough view of what our responsibility is, and that was a huge mistake. It was my mistake."
However, Cambridge Analytica has disputed Facebook's findings, saying that not that many people have been breached.
Cambridge Analytica licensed data from GSR for 30 million individuals, not 87 million. We did not receive more than 30 million records from research company GSR.
— Cambridge Analytica (@CamAnalytica) April 4, 2018
Facebook also confirmed that if you were one of those affected, you will be contacted soon.