March 23, 2018 / 8:48 PM / 7 months ago

UK investigators enter Cambridge Analytica offices in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Investigators from Britain’s data watchdog on Friday entered the London offices of a data analytics firm at the centre 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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