U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has published an update on her investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns. Denham believes a strong case could be made for a high standard of transparency when processed personal information is used in the democratic process, while adding she doubts the public knows the ways those actions could affect their privacy. The ICO has tapped 30 organizations for the investigation, including political parties and campaigns, data companies, and social media platforms. Denham said while some organizations have been cooperative, others have been less forthcoming, with the agency having to invoke statutory powers to make formal demands for information. The commissioner said it is too soon to speculate on the outcome of the inquiry.
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