How to ask an application to erase your data

Facebook includes many third-party applications that can access your data if you give them permission. To remove access to data, simply remove the application from your account. On the other hand, for the developer to erase your data from his database, it is necessary to contact him. Here's how to proceed.

In recent days, Facebook is at the heart of a scandal . The firm has admitted that Cambridge Analytica has illegally accessed data from 50 million social network users to craft personalized messages to upset their political convictions. An unethical move that may have influenced the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election.

Last week, we explained how to know what data Facebook aggregates about you . However, be aware that Facebook applications created by third party developers can also access your data if you give your consent.

To prevent an application from accessing your data, simply delete it from your Facebook account . You can do it from the desktop site or the mobile app.

Facebook: how to contact a developer to erase my data from his application?

On the other hand, to be sure that the developer removes your data from his database, it is necessary to contact the developer directly . This can only be done from the desktop website of the social network.

To do this, log in to your Facebook account, and click on the small arrow at the top right of the screen and then on Settings . Then choose the Applications tab . To remove an application from your account, click on the small cross that appears when you hover over it using your mouse cursor.

A small window appears to tell you how to contact the developer of the application . Write down the information, and click the Delete button . How to contact a developer varies greatly from application to application. Sometimes, just send a message, but it may also be necessary to go to the website of the application to fill out a form.