Sinn Féin call for DUP transparency on AggregateIQ links
Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy has called for full information and transparency on the DUP's links with AggregateIQ.
The data analytics company, based in Canada, is under investigation for their links with Cambridge Analytica in the global data harvesting scandal which involves possible breaches of personal privacy.
Francie Molloy MP said:
“Today Cambridge Analytica closed its door and ceased operation. Given the deep concerns around the activities of this company this could be seen as an attempt to close down further questions and evade investigation.
“The DUP paid £32,750 to AggregateIQ, a firm linked with Cambridge Analytica, during the Brexit referendum to target voters on social media.
“In the context of allegations of mass invasions of privacy carried out by Cambridge Analytica to assist the far-right Donald Trump and Leave campaigns, the DUP have a duty to tell us what they were buying with their money? How many voters’ details were used without their knowledge for the DUP’s Brexit campaign?”