Cambridge Analytica kept Facebook data models until 2017

Students React to Facebook Data Breach

Students React to Facebook Data Breach

A United Kingdom regulator has ordered Cambridge Analytica's affiliate, SCL Elections, to turn over US voters personal information its collected within 30 days or face prosecution.

To add insult to injury, Cambridge Analytica's CEO was in hot water for confessing that their data was indeed used to influence the election and stored on a self-destructing email server.

The decision paves the way for tens of millions of Americans to demand the return of their personal data under British data protection laws.

64 percent said they use Facebook at least once a day, which is lower than the 68 percent who said so in a similar poll taken not long after the Cambridge Analytica revelations were made public.

According to a new report, Cambridge Analytica did not delete valuable data models and derivative data that it collected prior to the 2016 US Presidential Election, and had it through the election.

Twenty-two percent of people use Facebook more frequently than before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke out.

Most of Facebook's US users have remained loyal to the social network despite revelations that a political consultancy collected information about millions of accounts without owners' permission, a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday showed.

Labour takes control of Plymouth City Council
Even if the Tories had lost all of the 13 seats up for grabs, their majority would have remained intact. This included all 32 London boroughs and every ward in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, and Newcastle.

Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities was quoted as saying that Facebook had been lucky the data was apparently used only for political adverts and not anything more sinister. In mid-March, news emerged that the developer of a third-party Facebook app had gathered data on more than 80 million users of the social network and had broken Facebook's rules by handing the info to CA.

Speaking to the Guardian, Mr Carroll said: 'This should solve a lot of mysteries about what the company did with data and where it got it from.

The information was used in an attempt to support the election campaign of US President Donald Trump. Once the data was collected by the firm, it was then used to create tailored political ads.

Here's what you need to know about the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook data siphoning fiasco.

Regardless, the ICO order gives SCL Elections 30 days to comply with the order or appeal, or face a criminal prosecution.

Cambridge Analytica had also tried to deny the regulator's jurisdiction.

Cambridge had fobbed off the his request for more detail, which led to the deliberation that concluded on Saturday.

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