Cambridge Analytica declares bankruptcy in the United States

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The British firm, accused of fraudulently recovering the personal data of 90 million Facebook users, has declared bankruptcy in the United States. The British company Cambridge Analytica, at the heart of scandal around Facebook user data , has declared bankruptcy in the United States, by filing an application with a New York court, was learned Friday from judicial source. “More viable” activities. The data analysis company, which had collected personal data from users of the social network for use in political campaigns, made its request Wednesday, according to this source. Earlier in the month, she had started insolvency proceedings in Britain and the United States and ceased “immediately all her operations”, considering herself “slandered for (…) legal activities”. As a result, she immediately ceased her activities that were “no longer viable”. An independent director was then appointed. According to the text of the declaration of bankruptcy, the assets of Cambridge Analytica are in the range of 100.001 to 500.000 dollars, while the liabilities of the company would be between 1 and 10 million dollars. In connection with the Russian survey on the Trump team? CA is accused of having collected and exploited the personal data of 90 million Facebook users without their consent. The New York Times Tuesday reported that the FBI and the Justice Department were investigating Cambridge Analytica to determine whether the data collected by the firm helped to influence the campaign won by Donald Trump. It is not clear, however, according to the daily, whether this investigation is linked to that of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller on a possible collusion with Russia to elect Donald Trump. On Wednesday, whistleblower Christopher Wylie told a congressional hearing that Cambridge Analytica had used Russian researchers and shared data with companies linked to Russian intelligence services.

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