UK Directs Cambridge Analytica To Provide A Leaked Data Of Americans


Kogan then passed these details along to Cambridge Analytica so that the political ads may be created and introduced to specific users or audiences. He is also VP of Strategy and Insights for the Local Search Association.

The firm, which announced it was shutting down last week, has 30 weeks to comply with or appeal the order.

Neither Cambridge Analytica nor SCL Elections have responded to a request for comment on the ICO demand. It also warned of an "unlimited fine".

Another company, Firecrest Technologies Limited, was incorporated as a subsidiary of Emerdata in March 2018, according to public records highlighted Saturday by the Guardian. "There's a lot of questions that no one has been able to answer until now so hopefully this will be a major breakthrough in our understanding of what it did". He said he had not received a complete response. While the original data was deleted, Cambridge Analytica kept derivatives of that data.

Carroll requested his data back in September 2017, before the most recent Facebook controversy, but wasn't happy with what he got back.

The aim is to offer the information it holds about David Carrol.

Cambridge Antalytica's bankruptcy filing comes after the company admitted making mistakes over the misuse of data harvested from Facebook accounts.

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

What is the Cambridge Analytica scandal?

In a letter sent to the firm, the Information Commissioner said it wanted to know where the data on Mr Carroll came from and what had been done with it.

The information was used in an attempt to support the election campaign of US President Donald Trump. Its executives have apologized for the data-harvesting, pledged to investigate others who collected Facebook user data and reduced the amount of data available to similar app developers now.

Other findings from the Reuters/Ipsos survey show that the remaining 25 percent of users said they used it less or had left the service.

This was designed to help them create software that can predict and influence voters' choices at the ballot box.

The professor had previously sought access to the data the firm had collected about him.

In a firmly worded letter to Facebook's public policy chief, Rebecca Stimson, he said: "We hope that he (Zuckerberg) will respond positively to our request, but if not the Committee will resolve to issue a formal summons for him to appear when he is next in the United Kingdom".