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Q: Could you explain how Cambridge Analytica and SCL work? Some people have told us that everything is really part of SCL?
She says most staff were shared between the companies. She does not know that anyone was employed directly by Cambridge Analytica.
Here is an extract from the conclusion to Kaiser’s written statement (pdf) to the committee.
Governments, private companies and wealthy individuals have long had the opportunity to buy, license and collect our datasets. The past decade has seen a rampant rise of this data collection and modelling, targeting individuals to sell products, services and political ideology. I know this all too well, as a data rights campaigner and former employee of Cambridge Analytica.
Privacy has become a myth, and tracking people’s behavior has become an essential part of using social media and the internet itself; tools that were meant to free our minds and make us more connected, with faster access to information than ever before. Instead of connecting us, these tools have divided us. It’s time to expose their abuses, so we can have an honest conversation about how we build a better way forward.