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The Guardian published an exposé in December 2015 on the involvement of Cambridge Analytica in aiding Ted Cruz's presidential campaign with the use of Facebook user data.

Mr Collins added: "I discussed this this morning with Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner".

In 2016, Prince was also the second-largest donor to Make America Number 1 - a super PAC founded by the Mercer family (of the Donald Trump-supporting billionaire Robert Mercer, who funneled $10 million to Cambridge Analytica), ran by the former Trump campaign CEO and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon along with Kellyanne Conway.

"It's crucial that Facebook and Twitter and any entity that collects data, protects it", he said.

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The controversy has triggered a groundswell of criticism, investigations into both Cambridge Analytica and Facebook around the world, multiple hearings in the U.S. Congress and the potential for fines and other penalties.

Cambridge Analytica, a London-based consulting firm, announced Wednesday it will shut down and enter bankruptcy proceedings in the United Kingdom.

It blamed a "siege of media coverage" for driving away customers, meaning the company's continued operation was no longer viable, leaving it "with no realistic alternative to placing the company into administration". The Indian government too has shot-off notices to both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, confronting them with questions on data breach issue.

Cambridge has denied wrongdoing, and Trump's campaign has said it didn't use Cambridge's data, reports AP. The latest notice by the government had also flagged the "cryptic and evasive" reply given by Cambridge Analytica to the first notice.

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Are Cambridge Analytica and its parent SCL Elections as dead as they seem?

After Trump won the White House in 2016, in part with the firm's help, Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix went to more clients to pitch his services, the Times reported a year ago. It also asked whether the company harvested any data through third-party apps and whether or not mining of such data was done with user consent. "The investigations into their work are vital", said the committee's chair Damian Collins.

Cambridge Analytica sought information on Facebook to build psychological profiles on a large portion of the USA electorate.

Cambridge Analytica used this and other data - collected from data brokers and other sources - to fuel its Project Ripon, an effort to win Republican races that was named for the birthplace of the party, Ripon, Wisconsin. With millions of people sharing data publicly with minimal privacy restrictions, it becomes increasingly profitable to record and store as much data as possible on as many people as possible.

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The ousted Cambridge Analytica's CEO, Alexander Nix was listed as a director of Emerdata in February, until the firm made a decision to severe ties with him in March.

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