Cambridge Analytica files bankruptcy

Reuters

Cambridge Analytica has been declared in bankruptcy in the united states.

The consulting was in the center of the Facebook data-sharing scandal in which he was accused of improperly obtaining information about users.

Bankruptcy proceedings are part of the process of closing the company and of the united kingdom of the parents, SCL Elections, which started at the beginning of May.

The company blamed a “site of the coverage of the media” to scare off the customers and forcing its closure.

In court documents filed in a New York court, Cambridge Analytica said it had assets of up to $500,000 (£370,000) and debts in the range of $1 million to $10 million.

Regulators have said that, despite the signing of the closing and laying off staff, they will pursue a probe into the manner in which the company uses Facebook data.

The social network said that the data of around 87 million users grabbed it when people completed a questionnaire hosted on the site. This information was transmitted to Cambridge Analytica which has been accused of using for political campaigns.

Political consulting always maintained that he did nothing wrong in the way that you get and use the data.