After the Cambridge Analytica (CA) scandal broke earlier this week, the Information Commissioner’s Office was forced to apply for a warrant to search the company’s premises and computers – a warrant that was apparently delayed by twenty-four hours because of the unavailability of CA’s lawyers. Critics have complained about the possibility of information being destroyed.
In a dramatic development, the area around Cambridge Analytica’s office has been sealed off by police and fire services:
The reason(s) for the action is not yet known, although reports of a ‘suspicious package’ have been mentioned – in any event, the involvement of firefighters as well as police raises intriguing and worrying possibilities.
Further developments are awaited.
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