In his appearance before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower Christopher Wylie highlighted a number of documents that he had sent the Committee.
This written evidence refers to the work of SCL elections, Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research, Aggregate IQ, their connections, and their use of data and microtargeting voters during elections. The documents also contain case studies and insights into the worldwide work done for clients by SCL elections.
Summary of the Committee’s activity this week in relation to Cambridge Analytica/SCL Elections and Facebook
Christopher Wylie gave evidence to the Committee on Tuesday 27th March 2018 during which he referred to the evidence the Committee is publishing today. Please note the transcript will be published online shortly.
- On Tuesday 20th March 2018, the Committee Chair Damian Collins MP wrote to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, requesting oral evidence. Facebook have responded offering two senior executives. The Committee has accepted evidence from Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer, but has written today to Facebook to clarify whether Mr. Zuckerberg will also appear himself, as requested. This matter was also raised with The UK Prime Minister Theresa May, in her evidence before the Liaison Committee on the evening of the 27th March 2018. She said that Facebook should be taking the matter seriously.
- On Thursday 22nd March 2018, the Committee wrote to Alexander Nix, the suspended CEO of Cambridge Analytica, recalling him to Parliament to give further evidence. Mr. Nix has agreed to come before the Committee again. You can watch the evidence session that took place on 27th February 2018 and read the transcript (PDF 300KB).