The Guardian reports the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office is launching an investigation into the collection and use of voters' personal data in political campaigns. The move comes after a recent report from the Observer, which alleged U.S.-based technology company Cambridge Analytica played a role in the Brexit and Trump victories in 2016. "We are conducting a wide assessment of the data-protection risks arising from the use of data analytics, including for political purposes, and will be contacting a range of organisations," an ICO spokeswoman said, adding, "We intend to publicise our findings later this year." The ICO also said, "We have concerns about Cambridge Analytica's reported use of personal data, and we are in contact with the organisation."
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