Eighteen enforcement officers entered the Cambridge Analytica headquarters in London’s West End to search the premises after the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was granted a warrant to examine its records.
A judge issued the warrant on Friday evening, four days after the information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, first announced plans to raid the offices.
The growing scandal stems from claims over the harvesting of personal data and whether it was used to affect the outcome of Donald Trump’s US presidential campaign and the EU referendum.
Less than an hour after the warrant was granted, a group of 18 people, some wearing ICO enforcement jackets, entered the building from New Oxford Street, led by a woman holding a piece of paper which appeared to be a warrant.
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