The former directors of Cambridge Analytica and its parent company SCL Group could still be personally charged with offences despite having shut down the companies, an MP has warned.
Cambridge Analytica was created around 2013 initially with a focus on United States elections, with $15 million in backing from billionaire Republican donor Robert Mercer and a name chosen by future Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon, the New York Times reported.
In a statement issued last night, the firm denied the claims, saying that its activities were not only legal, but also widely accepted as a standard component of online advertising in both the political and commercial arenas.
Shapiro said he is leading a national investigation with his colleagues to ensure Pennsylvanians and Americans are protected from this kind of unauthorized information sharing. Zuckerberg testified before the US senators in April.
"Cambridge Analytica specialises in disinformation!" Cambridge Analytica says it bought the data from another company that was contractually required to comply with data protection rules and that none of the Facebook data was used in the Trump campaign. "As a result, it has been determined that it is no longer viable to continue operating the business, which left Cambridge Analytica with no realistic alternative to placing the Company into administration".
"The siege of media coverage has driven away virtually all of the Company's customers and suppliers", the statement said.
The firm had become the center of a maelstrom of controversy over the way it allegedly used Facebook data to manipulate voter opinion ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
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US-based social media giant Facebook has said that almost 5.62 lakh people in India were "potentially affected" by its global data breach involving Cambridge Analytica.
Overall, Facebook estimates a total of 70 million Americans' user data has been shared.
The Cambridge Analytica sign had been removed from the reception area of its London offices on Wednesday.
The report of an independent investigation released by Cambridge Analytica said that it was involved in several elections in India since 2010, but refuted allegations that it interfered in the poll process.
A separate investigation by the House of Commons committee on digital, culture, media and sport into fake news will also continue to examine issues relating to the organisation.
Facebook's policies allowed third parities including Cambridge Analytica to access the personal information of users who engaged with certain applications without consent. The app collected data on tens of millions of people and their Facebook friends.