UK summons Mark Zuckerberg as controversy around Cambridge Analytica intensifies

Even though Facebook has suggested that the massive data harvesting operation by Cambridge Analytica was not a data breach, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has drawn severe criticism in the UK and the United States for downplaying the significance of the operation and its effect on data privacy of citizens.

As revealed by whistleblower Chris Wylie, data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica harvested personal data of tens of millions of Facebook users without obtaining prior consent in order to influence voters ahead of the Brexit referendum as well as the 2016 US presidential election.