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Facebook Users Demand Cambridge Analytica Secrets in Bankruptcy

  • Judge questions basic facts; who is paying for firm’s lawyers?
  • U.K. political firm’s use of data for U.S. elections at issue
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Facebook Faces U.K. Fine Over Cambridge Analytica
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Facebook users who say their personal data was misused, potentially to distort the last U.S. election, will have to wait to see if they can wring more information from Cambridge Analytica, the disappearing company that played a key role in the drama.

The political consulting firm is winding down both in the U.K., its home country, and in a New York Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. Some of the dozens of Facebook users who sued both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica in U.S. district court appeared in the bankruptcy as “data breach plaintiffs” to ask if they can gather more information about the defunct company’s finances.