India to continue probe despite Cambridge Analytica closure

India to continue probe despite Cambridge Analytica closure

India to continue probe despite Cambridge Analytica closure

It's not clear what percentage of Pennsylvanians who use Facebook were impacted because state investigators have yet to determine how many Facebook users there are in the state, according to information provided by Shapiro's office.

Cambridge Analytica said Wednesday that it's declaring bankruptcy and shutting down. Media reports suggest that the firm could re-emerge under a new name.

Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees in April.

A political consulting firm that worked for the Trump campaign and came under fire for its use of personal information to target campaign ads obtained the Facebook data of almost 3 million Pennsylvanians, Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

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"Cambridge Analytica and SCL group can not be allowed to delete their data history by closing".

Asked by Canadian lawmakers about how the closure of the businesses would affect the investigation and any possible sanctions, Damian Collins, the chairman of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, said: "It doesn't change our inquiry at all".

Facebook says it will keep looking into data misuse by Cambridge Analytica even though the firm is closing down. The company has been linked to Donald Trump's election campaign and sparked a scandal when it was revealed it collected Facebook user data inappropriately.

The Cambridge Analytica sign had been removed from the reception area of its London offices on Wednesday.

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Facebook's audit of the firm has been suspended while United Kingdom regulators conduct their own probe. "As a result, it has been determined that it is no longer viable to continue operating the business".

British corporate records show that Nix is also director of a company called Emerdata Ltd. that was incorporated in August 2017.

In a statement issued last night, the firm denied the claims, saying that its activities were not only legal, but also widely accepted as a standard component of online advertising in both the political and commercial arenas. Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the U.S. electorate.

The company was able to amass the database quickly with the help of an app that appeared to be a personality test. Facebook's policies allowed developers to access the personal data of "friends" of people who used certain applications - without the knowledge or consent of the users. These individuals include Cambridge Analytica's former acting CEO Alexander Tayler (pictured), who became a director of Emerdata in March, and Julian Wheatland, who is an Emerdata director while also serving as a director in the SCL network.

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