Aug 13, 2019

Facebook letter fails to satisfy DCMS chair Damian Collins

Damian Collins said the explanation was "Typically disingenuous". In particular, Mr Collins drew attention to the SEC's statement that Facebook employees had first requested an investigation into Cambridge Analytica in September 2015. The earlier date, it said, had referred to the point in time its staff had heard of rumours that Cambridge Analytica had been promoting its ability to scrape data from public Facebook pages. The US technology company had previously said Mark Zuckerberg had not been notified until March 2018 about claims Cambridge Analytica had kept hold of Dr Kogan's data despite having being told to delete it. "Cambridge Analytica further certified that it had never used the data for commercial purposes," wrote Rebecca Stimson.

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