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Data breach menace: Facebook suspends Canadian political firm AggregateIQ

British Columbia's privacy commissioner is separately investigating AggregateIQ over whether the company had broken provincial personal privacy rules for its role in the Brexit campaign

Facebook Data Breach


Facebook Inc said on Friday that it had suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ from its platform after reports that the data firm may have improperly had access to the personal data of Facebook users. Facebook is under intense pressure after the data of millions of its users ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Christopher Wylie, a whistleblower who once worked at Cambridge Analytica, has said that it worked with Canadian company AggregateIQ. "In light of recent reports that AggregateIQ may be affiliated with SCL and may, ...

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First Published: Sat, April 07 2018. 10:30 IST