Written by Nathasha De Alwis
22 Mar, 2018 | 7:07 am
India has taken down the local website of Cambridge Analytica, the company that is accused of using personal data of 50 million Facebook members to influence the US presidential election. However, the company has no charges against it.
SCL India, a venture between the SCL group in London and Ovleno Business Intelligence, says both India’s major political parties are its clients.
IT minister of India warned Facebook stating that it would also face “tough action” if it was found to have misused Indians’ data.
Both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and main opposition Congress deny links with SCL India but have accused one another of utilising the services of the company.
Cambridge Analytica has also consistently denied any wrongdoing and most recently suspended its boss Alexander Nix, after footage by Britain’s Channel 4 News showed him appearing to suggest tactics his company could use to discredit politicians online.
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