Mar 24, 2018

Cambridge Analytica offices searched over data storage

The Information Commissioner's Office has been granted a warrant to search the London offices of data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica is facing claims it amassed the data of millions of people without their consent, based on a 2014 quiz on Facebook. Both Cambridge Analytica and Facebook deny any wrongdoing. Cambridge Analytica's acting chief executive, Alexander Tayler, said the company has been in touch with the Information Commissioner's Office since February 2017 and it remained committed to helping the investigation. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said she wants access to records and data held by Cambridge Analytica as part of a wider investigation into political campaigning.

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