UK Assessing Evidence After Cambridge Analytica Search

26 March, 2018, 02:32 | Author: Bennie Parsons
  • Govt sends notice to Cambridge Analytica over data breach, pulls up Facebook

The regulator said it will "consider the evidence before deciding the next steps and coming to any conclusions".

"I'm being basically used as a scapegoat by both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica", he said in interviews Wednesday.

A Houston, Texas, businessman filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Friday against Facebook for sharing personal data of almost 50 million Facebook users with Cambridge Analytica, a company accused of using the information to post targeted political ads for President Donald Trump.

It has now been a week since it became known that the British data analytics contractor, which worked with Donald Trump's presidential campaign, retained private data from 50 million Facebook users despite claiming to have deleted it.

Law-enforcement officers raided Cambridge Analytica's headquarters in London, The Guardian reported late Friday.

The ministry has threatened to take legal action against companies and individuals engaging in any unauthorised use of such data.

CA's chief executive Alexander Nix has been suspended, while Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been called on to give evidence to MPs.


The Victoria digital firm AggregateIQ is denying involvement in Cambridge Analytica's gathering and use of data about Facebook users.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has also been requested by lawmakers in the U.S. and U.K.to testify before investigative committees regarding Facebook's role in the data breach.

The research was further used for advertising campaigns, including the one in support of Republican Sen. "It had nothing to do with us", Mr. Banks was quoted as saying.

At 8pm, within an hour of a warrant being granted, 18 people, some in ICO jackets, began to search the... A whistleblower detailed how users' data was illegally acquired and used to build profiles of American voters ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

In a statement Friday, Cambridge Analytica reiterated its previous claims that it did not use any of the data during its work for Trump.

The warrant to inspect the premises of Cambridge Analytica was executed at 20.00 on 23 March 2018.

In addition, it was revealed this week that Cambridge Analytica's parent company SCL received almost £200,000 for two Ministry of Defence projects which would have given it access to top secret files.

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