Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was under fire when it was discovered that Cambridge Analytica which is an American data firm had used his platform to acquire unwarranted information from the US voter.
Although Zuckerberg vehemently denied any involvement with the firm, the American lawmakers had a really hard time believing him. However, a UK watchdog data firm is ordering the infamous firm to surrender all the data that they had gathered on the US voter using the popular social media platform.
The firm is pursuing its interest through the office of the British Information Commissioner. This is because the uncouth behavior of the data firm affected approximately 240 million users of Facebook in the country. In addition to this, if Cambridge Analytica decides to ignore the directive by the UK watchdog firm, then this will pave way for immediate court action because the firm committed an offense of criminal nature.
Regardless of this, Cambridge Analytica declared itself bankrupt on Wednesday. Moreover, it also shut down its UK offices and closed down all its operations in UK and US. The data company is the brainchild of Rebekah Mercer, Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer who are strong supporters of the Trump administration. In fact, Mr.Bannon is the ex-chief strategist of the White House.
The firm is accused of allegedly helping itself to personal information from Facebook users under false pretense in order to spread political messages. The firm is believed to have done this to various political campaigns globally.