Facebook data privacy probe


UK FIRM ACCUSED OF INFLUENCING VOTERS BRITAIN is investigating whether Facebook did enough to protect data after a whistleblower said a London-based political consultancy hired by Don­ald Trump improperly accessed information on 50 million Facebook users to sway public opinion. Elizabeth Denham, the head of Britain’s Infor­mation Commission, is seeking a warrant to search the offices of consultancy Cambridge Analytica af­ter a whistleblower revealed it had harvested the private information of millions of people to support Trump’s 2016 US presidential campaign. “We are looking at whether or not Face­book secured and safeguarded personal information on the platform and wheth­er when…

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