UK Authorities Raid Cambridge Analytica Office in London

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Last week, media reported that the personal information of about 50 million Facebook users had been harvested without their permission by the Cambridge Analytica firm.

Around 18 investigators were seen entering the company's London office after obtaining a warrant to search its database and servers Friday night.

"We're pleased with the decision of the judge", Denham's office said on Twitter.

ICO commissioner Elizabeth Denham has confirmed previously that complaints related to Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data for political ad targeting form part of that larger, ongoing investigation. The Congress then denied the allegation and claimed that the BJP and its current ruling ally in Bihar, JD (U), had engaged the data firm in elections, including in 2014.

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Arron Banks, a major donor to Leave.EU, told the newspaper that Leave.EU did not receive any data or work from Cambridge Analytica although the U.K. Independence Party, which also campaigned for Brexit, gave the firm some of its data which the firm analysed. Judge Leonard told the court he will outline his reasons for granting the application next Tuesday. It suspended its chief executive, Alexander Nix, for the same. "While this specific issue involving Cambridge Analytica should no longer happen with new apps today, that doesn't change what happened in the past".

The scandal over the way Cambridge Analytica obtained personal information to try to manipulate US voters "is the most important moment that Facebook has faced since it went public (in 2012)", according to Professor Andrew Przybylski of Oxford University, one of the world's leading authorities on social media psychology.

It opened its formal investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes in May 2017. "We have not undertaken any paid or unpaid work for them, okay?" he told a committee investigating fake news in United Kingdom politics. Recently Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder admitted to the "breach of trust" it caused to its users, and he apologized for the same.

Cambridge Analytica did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment. Refuting Wylie's claims the firm stated that it had deleted all the data received from the platform of Facebook, once it knew about how that data was gathered. Please can I be absolutely clear: "we did not use any GSR data in the work we did in the 2016 U.S. presidential election", he further claims.