Former Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix has been banned from serving as a company director for seven years for “potentially unethical” behavior associated with his position at the center of a global scandal.
The Insolvency Service reported that Knicks allowed companies to provide potentially unethical services, including “bribery or honey-netting, pulses, voter snatching, receiving information to promote political opponents, and disseminating information anonymously in political campaigns.”
According to the Insolvency Service, he did not argue that Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL Elections, provided such services, citing “a lack of commercial propensity”.
The Old Itonian and former financial analyst will be disqualified from holding the position of director from October 5, or from promoting, forming or operating a company, the Insolvency Service said.
“After extensive investigation, our findings became clear that SCL elections have repeatedly provided shady political services to potential clients over the years,” said Mark Bruce, chief investigator for the Insolvency Service.
“Company managers should work with commercial potential and that means acting honestly and correctly. Alexander Nix’s actions did not meet the appropriate standards of some company managers and his incompetence in managing a limited number of companies has been justified in the public interest.”
The SCL election and five affiliates shut down trade in 2018 after published observations about the role of observers in collecting data on millions of voters on social media such as Facebook for use in Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign.
Cambridge Analytica has been seen using data to create a powerful software program to predict and influence choices in the ballot box.
The scandal resulted in a scandalous report by the House of Commons Digital, Culture Media and Sports Selection Committee, which labeled Facebook a “digital hooligan” who tried to thwart MPs’ investigations and did little to manipulate Russia. Selection.
In connection with the scandal, Facebook has agreed to pay the U.S. Information Commissioner’s Office a য়ে 5 billion (কৃত 3.9 billion) fine, as well as a maximum of ৫০ 50,000.