CBI lodges case on Cambridge Analytica over privacy concerns

CBI law insider
CBI law insider

Tanvi Sinha

CBI lodges a case against the British political consulting firm for illegal harvesting of personal data of Indian Facebook users.

This comes only two years after Union Information Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that the government had ordered a probe on the company by CBI.

The British based company was earlier in headlines when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was called to US congress over privacy concerns when an ex-Cambridge Analytica employee spilled the inner sordid details of data harvesting to the media.

This comes two years after Union Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had said that the government has ordered the CBI to probe the Cambridge Analytica data breach case over doubts of illegally obtaining data of Indians.

The scandal started when it was found out that a Facebook authorised app, called “thisisyourdigitallife” harvested the data of its users for research and academic purposes in 2014.

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