Secretive hard Brexit Facebook campaign got 1m responses
Posted by The Editor on April 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Tags: Advertising, Cambridge Analytica, Data protection, European Union, Facebook, Information commissioner, Internet, Politics, Social networking, UK news
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Ads run by Lynton Crosby firm may have collected emails, says information commissioner
A million Britons responded to a secretive Facebook campaign for a hard Brexit overseen by Lynton Crosby’s company, according to the information commissioner, who said the respondents’ email addresses may have been harvested for future use.
Elizabeth Denham told MPs her investigation into the Mainstream Network campaign group had raised concerns about how valuable voter data was being collected by the under-the-radar campaign, potentially in breach of data protection rules.