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Ex-head of Cambridge Analytica to appear before UK committee

AP  |  London 

British lawmakers investigating the use of users' data in political campaigns say the suspended of the consultancy has accepted a summons to appear before a committee.

Parliament's said Thursday that had accepted a summons to appear June 6. He had refused to appear before the committee last month, citing the ongoing investigation into the firm.

Meanwhile, the committee said the former pushing for Britain's departure from the has refused a summons to appear.

The committee says that "is a first step which could result in a decision that a contempt of Parliament has been committed." Parliament has the power to punish people for being disrespectful, though in practice its powers are limited.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:10 IST