Ireland could become base of operations for Cambridge Analytica ‘clones’, senator claims

Ireland could become base of operations for Cambridge Analytica ‘clones’, senator claims

Some TDs and senators have expressed concern that data protection laws currently going through the Oireachtas will allow political parties or candidates to process personal data relating to political opinions

A loophole in data protection laws currently going through the Oireachtas means that information could be manipulated to influence elections in a similar way to the activities of Cambridge Analytica – the company at the centre of a global voter manipulation scandal.

The Data Protection Bill will be passed before the end of next week to ensure that Ireland is compliant with the EU wide general data protection regulation (GDPR) which aims to strengthen the rights...

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