British authorities raided the London offices of data firm Cambridge Analytica late Friday amid allegations the company illegally harvested millions of people’s personal Facebook data to influence U.S. elections. More than a dozen officers from the Information Commissioner’s Office entered the premises after being granted a warrant for the search by a High Court judge. The information watchdog is believed to be probing possible links between the data firm and the UK Brexit referendum after a former employee told British media the data firm “misled” the public while working for Leave.EU, one of the major Brexit campaign groups. The regulator said early Saturday it had gathered evidence from the data firm and will “consider the evidence before deciding the next steps and coming to any conclusions.” Separately, India’s government has also begun scrutinizing the data firm, having sent a notice to the company demanding information on which Indian entities it has worked with and the methods it used to acquire data.
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