CBI registers case against Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research for illegal data harvesting

CBI registers case against Cambridge Analytica, Global Science Research for illegal data harvesting

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The CBI has booked UK-based Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research Ltd for illegally harvesting data of Facebook users in India for commercial purposes, officials said on Friday.

The action came after a preliminary enquiry into the matter which showed that Global Science Research had created an app "thisisyourdigitallife" which was authorised by Facebook to collect specific datasets of its users for research and academic purposes in 2014, they said.

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