Cambridge Analytica on Mondaydenied breaking any lawsas part of it role in Facebook’s user data scandal. In a lengthy statement labeled a series of facts, the data analytics firm said it licensed the data from General Science Research (GSR), which obtained the data through a tool provided by Facebook.
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Did Cambridge Analytica break US election law?
C ambridge Analytica has been accused of breaking US election law in a formal complaint by a government watchdog group. The data firm, which worked on President Donald Trump’s election campaign, has already been accused of harvesting up to 50 million Facebook profiles without permission. On…
What happened to Cambridge Analytica?
After the company failed to do so it was taken to court by the ICO. Prior to Cambridge Analytica gaining infamy for massively misusing Facebook user data, the company, which was used by the Trump campaign, claimed to have up to 7,000 data points on the entire U.S. electorate 鈥?circa 240M people.
What does the case against Cambridge Analytica mean for data protection?
Commenting in a statement, information commissioner Elizabeth Denham said: 鈥淭his prosecution, the first against Cambridge Analytica, is a warning that there are consequences for ignoring the law. Wherever you live in the world, if your data is being processed by a UK company, UK data protection laws apply.
Why is this US citizen suing Cambridge Analytica in the UK?
So Carroll, a U.S. citizen, decided to bring a test case by requesting his data even though he is not a UK citizen 鈥?having learnt Cambridge Analytica had processed his personal data in the U.K. He lodged his original SAR in January 2017 after becoming suspicious about the company鈥檚 claim to have built profiles of every U.S. voter.