General News

EXCLUSIVE: Professor Fighting Cambridge Analytica For Full Disclosure Speaks To Republic TV

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

Hack:

  • Republic TV has spoken to professor David Carroll, who is using legal means to try to reclaim data held by Cambridge Analytica
  • In the exclusive interview, Carroll makes disclosures about the UK firm's functioning that haven't been heard in India before
  • Massive developments have taken place in the India aspect of the Cambridge Analytica scandal over the past few days

Following the massive developments in the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook alleged data breach scandal over the last few days, as the extent of the company's involvement in India, especially its services rendered to the Congress party, came to light, Republic TV spoke to professor David Carroll who is using UK law to try to reclaim data that may be held by Cambridge Analytica.

Carroll, an associate professor at New York's Parsons School of Design, has filed a statement in the high court in London in support of a claim to recover his data and reveal its source. As per the Guardian, Carroll found that he could sue to obtain access to his information in Britain as one of the companies is a UK limited company.

Watch what he had to reveal in the video above.

Earlier, on Wednesday, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, Christopher Wylie, had tweeted that the controversial company had deep links in India and had focused especially on procuring caste-based data for several political parties. 

READ | Cambridge Helped Create Caste Divide In India? Here’s What The Cambridge Analytica Global Whistleblower Revealed

In a stunning admission to the digital, cultural, media and sports committee in the House of Commons, Wylie had named the Congress party in India as the Cambridge Analytica “client”. 

After giving testimony before the digital, cultural, media and sports committee in the House of Commons, whistleblower Christopher Wylie has now made an explosive disclosure. Christopher Wyliehas  put out certain papers and documents on Twitter confirming that "SCL/CA works extensively in India and has offices there".

READ | Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Names Congress Party

Furthermore, posters of the Congress party have been spotted in visuals of the office of suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix, thereby conclusively showing that there was an association.

DO NOT MISS