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.
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.
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".
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.