Cambridge Analytica whistleblower's evidence made public by British lawmakers

George previously told KMGH the fund wouldn't have worked with Cambridge Analytica had it known the data it was using was questionably obtained, and told The Denver Post "their pitch was better than their performance". Such presentations are usually made for sales pitches.

File image of Christopher Wylie.

In its list of projects for different political parties, a research and election strategy for the 2010 state elections for JD (U) was the only one where any Indian political party was named.

Did SCL and CA really start work 15 years ago in India? SCL India was a company created in 2011, registered in Kanpur, with four people as directors.

As first reported by The Print, SCL India wanted to woo the Congress party as a client between 2010 and 2012, while at the same time having an Indian businessman in the United States as a client. Users will be able to decide which categories of data they want to download, and they will be able to do the whole process on their phones. Wylie now claims that he believes that both Cambridge Analytica and Canadian company Aggregate IQ had an influence on the Brexit referendum as the Vote Leave campaign reportedly spent 40 percent of its budget on Aggregate IQ's services, targeting 7 million United Kingdom voters. According to Wylie, the firm had large-scale operations in India and even had an office here.

Christopher Wylie says Cambridge Analytica "don't care whether or not it's legal as long as it gets the job done".

Nix has been facing suspension following the scandal of mass data harvesting and alleged malpractice by Cambridge Analytica broke out earlier this month.

"They could care less as to whether or not their work is compliant because they like to win", Wiley said Tuesday. However, it didn't say for whom the project was conducted. The tweet also clarified that SCL has offices in Ghaziabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cuttack, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Patna and Pune.

Tyagi, shortly after the Facebook data theft controversy broke, told The Wire that SCL and Cambridge Analytica would use their experience and the work they had done in India to pad up their resume while "pitching to a big client".

"What I heard was that he was working on some kind of deal of some sort, I'm not sure what kind of deal it is".

Both the governing Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Indian National Congress deny hiring Cambridge Analytica's Indian counterpart for election campaigns and flung accusations at their rivals instead. The poster on Nix's office wall might be Cambridge Analytica's way of flaunting a big client.

The SCL India carried out research for a "major state party" in Rajasthan in 2003.

"They (Cambridge Analytica) worked extensively in India".

Wylie worked as a data analytics expert at CA and blew the lid off the unfair methods by which it collected data, such as mining personal information of Facebook users without their consent or knowledge. "After Facebook contacted us in December 2015 we deleted all [acquired] data and took appropriate steps to ensure that any copies of the data were deleted", the company said in a statement provided to Channel 4. It uses its past collaboration with Avneesh Rai to make those claims.

More recently, media reports have noted that Cambridge Analytica representatives held meetings with top BJP and Congress leaders to secure a deal for the upcoming 2019 elections.


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