Facebook says EU data unlikely shared with Cambridge Analytica


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  • Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018

The Facebook Inc. logo is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone against the backdrop of the Twitter Inc. banner image from Cambridge Analytica's verified twitter page, displayed on a computer screen in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Facebook Inc.’s co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has been called to appear before a House panel as fallout continues from revelations that Cambridge Analytica had siphoned data from some 50 million Facebook users as it built a election-consulting company that boasted it could sway voters in contests all over the world. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Facebook Inc said private data about its European users may not have fallen into the hands of Cambridge Analytica after all, as the social network continues to fend off criticism about a scandal that sparked global outrage. 

“The best information we have suggests that no European user data was shared by Dr [Aleksandr] Kogan with Cambridge Analytica,” Stephen Satterfield, a privacy policy director at Facebook, told European Union lawmakers at a hearing on Monday. 

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