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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