India’s CBI to investigate Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data theft

FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris, France on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

(Reuters) – The Indian government has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe political consultancy Cambridge Analytica’s misuse of Facebook user data, India’s law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told parliament on Thursday. “It is suspected that Cambridge Analytica may have been involved in illegally obtaining data of Indians which could be misused,” Prasad said. […]

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