Agents of the British Information Commission raided the London offices of Cambridge Analytica in light of reports that the UK company had a hand in influencing the 2016 US presidential election. A British High Court granted the Information Commissioner’s Office a warrant for the raid, allowing more than a dozen ICO agents to search the company’s offices and files.
The BBC reports:
“Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said she was looking at whether personal data was acquired in ‘an unauthorised way’, whether there was sufficient consent to share the data, what was done to safeguard it and whether Facebook acted robustly when it found out about the loss of the data.”
The search is reported to be a part of a larger investigation into whether Cambridge Analytica had any hand in influencing the UK Brexit Referendum.