10 Apr Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Improperly Harvested Data May Have Been Stored in Russia
Facebook whistleblower Christopher Wylie revealed last week that the Facebook data scraped by Aleksandr Kogan who improperly shared it with Cambridge Analytica may have made its way to Russia.
Kogan, who used the Facebook quiz “thisisyourdigitallife” to harvest user data, also runs an organization called Global Science Research (GSR) and had been going back and forth between Russia and the UK while working on a Russian-funded profiling project. Wylie says the professor could have allowed the data to be stored in Russia.
Wylie added that he believes a number of people had already had access to the data, the exact details known only to Cambridge Analytica. The analytics firm and Facebook were both unavailable for comment.