ICO to invoke all powers in Facebook, Cambridge Analytica data probe

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Following the turmoil of events between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said it will plough all its powers into assisting with the investigation.

The social media company came under fire after data of 50million users had been leaked by Cambridge Analytica, which claims to specialise in data-focused marketing and political campaigns.

Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said that the agency is investigating the circumstances, in which Facebook user data may have been illegally acquired and used.

“It’s part of our ongoing investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes, which was launched to consider how political parties

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