Enforcement officers for the Information Commissioner spent nearly seven hours investigating the London offices of Cambridge Analytica in late March after a High Court judge granted a search warrant Jack Taylor/Getty Images Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, a company closely related to Cambridge Analytica is refusing to hand over data requested by the Information Commissioner's Office, days are getting longer as Earth's rotation slows, unexplained blocks and homophobic adverts affect LGBT+ Y...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-03-25
Cambridge Analytica, an offshoot of the Scl Group (a private British behavioural research and strategic communication company) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Whistleblower ex-employee 28-year-old Chris Wylie revealed how the company had harvested and passed on personal Facebook data without account holders' permission. This data was then used to run targeted 'fake news' campaigns during the US presidential election. Subsequent to Wylie's disclosures, a channel 4 documentary ...
ICO finds in favour of professor over Cambridge Analytica personal data fight - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
ICO finds in favour of professor over Cambridge Analytica personal data fight BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is backing an American academic’s effort to obtain his personal data from SCL Group, which includes Cambridge Analytica. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/ico-finds-in-favour-of-professor-over-cambridge-analytica-personal-data-fight-36877220.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article36877218.ece/810b5/AUTOCROP/h34...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-03-23
Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog have spent nearly seven hours searching the London offices of Cambridge Analytica. Eighteen enforcement officers entered the Cambridge Analytica headquarters in London’s West End on Friday night to search the premises after the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was granted a warrant to examine its records. The officials concluded the search at about 3am on Saturday. “We will now need to assess and consider the evidence before deciding the ne...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-05-22
LONDON—British law enforcement officials vowed to continue their pursuit of Cambridge Analytica via criminal probes into individual members of staff after the company sent its remaining employees home and reportedly told them the company would be liquidated on Tuesday. Shuttering the company makes it impossible for the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) to impose financial sanctions on Cambridge Analytica—or individuals who worked for the political consultancy—but investigators will sti...