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Govt examining Facebook, Cambridge Analytica responses: Sources

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government is "examining" the responses submitted by and on the issue, even as it keeps a close watch on global developments on the matter, a senior said today.

Over the last few weeks, the US has drawn intense criticism from users and governments globally over the data leak scandal that hit millions of users.

Information of over 80 million users was allegedly harvested by data analytics and political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, leading to a global backlash against the company.

The had questioned both the companies on the impact of the data breach, following which had admitted that nearly 5.62 lakh people in were "potentially affected" by the incident.

"The responses are being examined in the context of global developments," the in said.

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 19:35 IST