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Sun May 6, 2018, 02:33 PM

UK watchdog orders Cambridge Analytica to hand over American's personal data

Source: Reuters



Reuters Staff

(Reuters) - Britainís data privacy watchdog has ordered Cambridge Analytica to hand over all the personal information it holds on a U.S. academic, confirming the right of people abroad to seek data held by a UK firm.

Data privacy activists say that it sets a precedent that would enable millions of other U.S. voters to request information that the company had collected on them.

The Information Commissionerís Office served notice to SCL Elections, Cambridge Analyticaís parent, to provide the information it holds on David Carroll, saying failure to do so would be a criminal offence punishable by an unlimited fine. The order comes days after both firms filed for insolvency after reports that Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained data on tens of millions of Facebook users without their knowledge or consent.

Cambridge Analytica advised U.S. President Donald Trumpís election campaign, building psychographic profiles of the electorate to help micro-target voters with advertising in key swing states.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 03:59 PM

1. I read that the UK ordered CA to do this but CA

flat out refused to comply with the order. Now what do the British authorities do?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 04:33 PM

2. CA declared bankruptcy. How convienient. Yet the Russian companies indicted by Mueller for

election interference pop up with some high priced lawyers forcing a delay in proceedings.

Coincidence?

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