Christopher Wylie, the writer of Cambridge Analytica, a British data analysis company, recently stated that the number of Facebook users affected by the recent data scandal may exceed 87 million, and their data may be stored in Russia.
Willie said that Aleksandr Kogan, the developer of the Q&A application that collects countless Facebook user data, may have stored this data in Russia. An organization organized by Cogan, Global Science Research, shared their data with Cambridge Analytica, a controversial data analysis company, without the consent of Facebook users.
"I think that when this data is accessed by many people, that is really a dangerous thing." This data may be stored all over the world, including Russia. Because the professor who is responsible for collecting data often travels to the UK and Russia while working for a Russian-funded psychology project. " Willie said.
“I can't tell you how many people have visited this data. This question is best left to Cambridge Analytica. However, I can say that all kinds of people have visited this data. ”
Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have not commented on this.
Willie believes that in this data scandal, the number of Facebook users whose personal data was improperly used may exceed 87 million. Prior to the "Observer" and "The New York Times" reported that this figure is 50 million. Cambridge Analytica stated that it only received data from not more than 30 million Facebook users from Global Science Research.