Monday, February 19

Cambridge Analytica May Not Have Collected European Facebook Data

Cambridge Analytica may not have collected European Facebook Data. Personal data from European users may not have come into the hands of Cambridge Analytica during the data abuse case of Facebook, reports Fortune News.


Facebooks privacy chief executive Stephen Satterfield said on Monday during an interrogation with EU legislators that only American data had sold.

That writes Bloomberg. “Our information does not show that Aleksandr Kogan shared information from European users with Cambridge Analytica,” said Satterfield.

Researcher Kogan built the Facebook app Thisisyourdigitallife. Thereby psychological profiles of users were put together.

The collected information was used by the Cambridge Analytica company to place targeted, political advertising during the Donald Trump US presidential campaign in 2016.

Facebook does not yet want to make a final judgment on the shared information, because the company will carry out its research.

Kogan’s statements and internal analysis are the base of the preliminary conclusion of Satterfield.

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Kogan was only asked by Cambridge Analytica to collect data from Americans, said Facebook CEO, Richard Allan. According to him, the information of Europeans not shared, also cannot be excluded that data collected from European users.

The new Facebook statements are striking, as the company stated in April that personal data of 87 million users had shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Would include data from 2.7 million European Facebook users. This information has collected from 90,000 Dutch people.

Facebook director Mark Zuckerberg has been heard in recent months by the European Parliament and the US Senate.

Zuckerberg apologised several times for the situation. He also explained the privacy policy of Facebook.

Cambridge Analytica said in May to close its doors. Since the scandal, the company lost customers and also faced with piling up legal costs.

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