Table of Contents - December 6, 2019

FTC Orders Cambridge Analytica to Destroy Data

The Federal Trade Commission today issued an opinion finding that the data analytics and consulting company Cambridge Analytica LLC engaged in deceptive practices to harvest personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users for voter profiling and targeting.

The FTC opinion also found that Cambridge Analytica engaged in deceptive practices relating to its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework. The opinion and an accompanying order were approved by a 5-0 vote of the commission.

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