Cambridge Analytica offices searched by UK Information Commission staff

Cambridge Analytica offices searched by UK Information Commission staff

The data analytics firm has been blasted for harvesting political gains to parties. The investigators were seen leaving the premises early Saturday. EU, while publicly denying it was doing so.

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has issued a notice to Cambridge Analytica, wherein the serious breach of propriety and misuse of data meant to profile and influence voting behaviour has been highlighted, the release said.

Late on Friday, a High Court judge granted an application by the UK Information Commissioner's Office for a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica's offices.

India's information technology minister last week warned against any abuse of social media in elections, following reports that the analytics firm improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target USA voters.

The data "allowed the company to exploit the private social media activity of a huge swath of the American electorate, developing techniques that underpinned its work on President (Donald) Trump's campaign in 2016", the Times reported. "In my opinion, I was lying", she said.

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John Bolton's super PAC has ties to Cambridge Analytica.

"I believe that we should all have more control over our data, and there should be more transparency over how and when it is used", he added. EU, saying only that his firm had met the campaign group to discuss potential business, but did not reach a deal.

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg apologised Wednesday and promised to investigate whether Cambridge Analytica still holds the information it obtained from a third-party app creator and to broaden the probe to other developers who harvest data. "We have not undertaken any paid or unpaid work for them, OK?"

Arron Banks, a major donor to Leave. "We need to take a look at the databases, we need to look at the servers and understand how data was processed or deleted by Cambridge Analytica".

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