March 23, 2018 / 8:28 PM / a year ago

UK investigators enter Cambridge Analytica offices in London

An investigator from Britain's Information Commissioners Office, is seen inside the building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica as investigators from the data watchdog entered after a British High Court judge granted a search warrant, in London, Britain March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog on Friday entered the London offices of a data analytics firm at the center of a storm over allegations it improperly harvested Facebook (FB.O) data to target U.S. voters, a Reuters witness said.

About 20 officials, wearing black jackets with “ICO Enforcement” on them, arrived at the central London offices of Cambridge Analytica, soon after a British High Court judge granted a search warrant sought by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Elizabeth Denham, head of the ICO, sought the warrant after a whistleblower revealed it had harvested the private information of millions of Facebook users to support Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Reporting by Adrian Croft; Editing by Catherine Evans

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