Facebook conducting review over report user data misused by Trump political consultant - 2018-03-18
Facebook said on Sunday it was conducting a "comprehensive internal and external review" to determine if the personal data of 50 million users that was reported to be misused by a political consultant for the Donald Trump presidential campaign still existed. The company said in a statement that it was trying to determine the accuracy of allegations that a researcher gave Cambridge Analytica, a data company known for its work on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, inappropriately obtained Facebook user data starting in 2014. In the statement from Paul Grewal, a Facebook vice-president and deputy general counsel, the company said it was committed to "vigorously enforcing our policies to protect people's information."
The Times and London's Observer, which cited former Cambridge Analytica employees, associates and documents, said the data breach was one of the largest in the history of Facebook Inc.
Facebook on Friday said it was suspending Cambridge Analytica after finding data privacy policies had been violated.