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Cambridge Analytica

2013–2018 British political consulting firm / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Cambridge Analytica Ltd (CA), previously known as SCL USA, was a British political consulting firm that came to prominence through the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal. It was started in 2013,[6] as a subsidiary of the private intelligence company and self-described "global election management agency" SCL Group by long-time SCL executives Nigel Oakes, Alexander Nix and Alexander Oakes, with Nix as CEO.[6] The well-connected founders had contact with, among others, the Conservative Party, the British royal family and the British military.[7] The firm maintained offices in London, New York City, and Washington, DC.[8] The company closed operations in 2018 in the course of the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, although firms related to both Cambridge Analytica[9] and its parent firm SCL still exist.[10]

Quick facts: Type, Founded, Founder, Defunct, Successor...
Cambridge Analytica Ltd
Founded2013; 10 years ago (2013)
FounderNigel Oakes, Alexander Nix, Alexander Oakes and others
DefunctMay 1, 2018; 4 years ago (May 1, 2018)
HeadquartersLondon, England
Key people
Alexander Nix (CEO)[1]
Julian Wheatland (CEO)[2]
Robert Mercer (investor)[3]
Rebekah Mercer (investor)
Steve Bannon (vice president, former)[4]
ParentSCL Group[5]