Cambridge Analytica says it complied with Facebook terms of service

Politics | Technology 3/17/2018, 5:37 PM
Cambridge Analytica says it complied with Facebook terms of service

Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics company employed in United States President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, said on Saturday that it "fully complies with Facebook's terms of service." It added that it is in touch with the social media giant after getting suspended it from its platform on Friday. According to a New York Times report citing former employees, it collected private information from Facebook profiles of more than 50 million users without their permission.

In a statement, the firm explained that it contracted another company, Global Science Research (GSR), "to undertake a large-scale research project" in the US. When it "became clear" GSR obtained data in a way which violated Facebook terms, Cambridge Analytica deleted all the data. "We worked with Facebook over this period to ensure that they were satisfied that we had not knowingly breached any of Facebook's terms of service... No data from GSR was used by Cambridge Analytica as part of the services it provided to the Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign," the company said.

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