Urgent Question on alleged breach of data privacy by Cambridge Analytica

19 March 2018

Damien Collins, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, asked an Urgent Question in the House of Commons on alleged breach of data privacy by Cambridge Analytica.

The question was responded to by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matt Hancock, who stated that the alleged privacy breach involving Facebook data is clearly very worrying.

Damian Collins pressed Matt Hancock, asking whether the Secretary of State believed there should be a broader investigation into Cambridge Analytica as a company.

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