Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes documents

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published documents received from former Cambridge Analytica part-time contractor Chris Wylie.
None of these documents support the false allegations made in Tuesday’s hearing. Nor do they support the allegations made by some media outlets based on Mr Wylie’s unsubstantiated claims.
Included in the disclosure was the contract between GSR and SCL Elections, which clearly states in Clause 9 that GSR was contractually committed to comply with all relevant data protection regulations, including the UK Data Protection Act and US and EU directives.

Other emails discuss work done by Cambridge Analytica for the John Bolton Super PAC. This involved standard political models such as partisanship, turnout and issues, as well as supplying segmentation based around personality. GSR data was not shared with this client, and we have not shared GSR data with any other entity. 

Other documents published by the committee show that Aggregate IQ was hired in 2014 and 2015 to build campaign management software for Cambridge Analytica. Also included are intellectual property licences associated with this product. 

It is wrong to suggest that Cambridge Analytica’s earlier relationship with Aggregate IQ implies that we were involved with their work for Vote Leave. Cambridge Analytica did no work in any capacity in the 2016 EU referendum.

One memo effectively summarises company policy that states that non-US nationals can work on US political campaigns only in non-strategic (i.e. functionary) roles. We strictly adhere to this policy in all of our US political work.

Chris Wylie left the company in July 2014 and has no direct knowledge of the company’s work or practices since that date. 

Cambridge Analytica has since shut down due to involvement in the 2016 United States presidential election.