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DUP must break silence on Cambridge Analytica links - Murphy

5 April, 2018 - by Conor Murphy


Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy MLA has repeated his party's call for an investigation into the DUP's links with Cambridge Analytica and data privacy.

The DUP paid £32,750 to AggregateIQ, a firm linked with Cambridge Analytica, during the Brexit referendum to target voters on social media.

Conor Murphy MLA said:

“Two weeks ago Sinn Féin wrote to the Information Commissioner's Office requesting an investigation into whether the AggregrateIQ services purchased by the DUP involved a breach of voters' privacy.

“As more evidence of political espionage and vast data privacy breaches emerge about Cambridge Analytica, and firms related to them, the DUP remain silent.

"But yet again the DUP have questions to answer. Did they come into contact with AggregateIQ through their links with the far-right Leave and Donald Trump campaigns? How many voters’ details were used without their knowledge for the DUP’s Brexit campaign?

“I am calling on Arlene Foster and the DUP to come clean about the nature of the services purchased from AggregateIQ, and the full details of their financial relationship with the dark money of the Leave campaign."

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