SunstarTV Bureau: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research Ltd for “illegal harvesting of personal data from Facebook users in India”.
CBI had initiated a preliminary inquiry against Cambridge Analytica and Global Science Research in 2018 for alleged illegal personal data harvesting of Indians from Facebook.
It has alleged that Cambridge Analytica received data from Global Science Research which employed illegal means of personal data harvesting of Indians using Facebook.
Facebook owner, Mark Zuckerberg had said that the data of about 87 million people mostly in the US, might have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.
The IT ministry had shot off letters to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in 2018 seeking clarification on the issue from them after the data breach came to light.