Trump Campaign Consultants Cambridge Analytica Found Guilty of Breaking Data Laws - 2019-01-09
LONDON—Cambridge Analytica has been found guilty of breaking data laws after refusing to disclose how much information it holds on an American professor, where it got the data, and—perhaps most importantly—how it used it and who it gave it to.
The British analytics firm, which was hired by the Trump campaign, has been accused of misusing the Facebook data of almost 100 million Americans while working to elect President Trump.
Prof. David Carroll, at the Parsons School of Design in New York, filed a formal request to see what data was held on him after reading about Cambridge Analytica's role in the 2016 presidential election. Under British data laws, companies are required to disclose what they hold on any individual who makes such a request.