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Former Cambridge Analytica boss Mr.Alexander Nix banned from running companies

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  • Alexander Nix has been banned from running, or serving as a director of, a limited company in the U.K. until 2027.
  • The former boss of Cambridge Analytica has agreed not to take any holding company directorships from early next month.
  • Cambridge Analytica became infamous after it emerged the company had improperly gained access to the sensitive user information of as many as 87 million Facebook users.

LONDON — Alexander Nix, the previous CEO of Cambridge Analytica, has been prohibited from running restricted organizations in Britain for a long time.

The U.K. Indebtedness Service declared the choice Thursday, saying Nix allowed organizations to offer conceivably dishonest administrations to planned customers. The 45-year-old, who lives in West London, has made a deal to avoid taking any holding organization directorships from right on time one month from now.

Restricted organizations in the U.K. limit the obligation of the individuals that run them, and are like companies in the U.S.

Notwithstanding being a Cambridge Analytica chief, the Eton-taught business visionary was likewise a chief at parent organization SCL Elections.

The Insolvency Service said the boycott was given on the premise that Nix caused or allowed SCL Elections to offer “untrustworthy administrations” including pay off and honeypot stings, elector withdrawal crusades, the getting of data to ruin adversaries and spreading data namelessly in political missions.

Cambridge Analytica got scandalous after it developed the organization had inappropriately accessed the touchy client data of upwards of 87 million Facebook clients without their insight or consent. The data was utilized by the Donald Trump crusade in front of the 2016 U.S. presidential political decision.

Nix was likewise recorded on shrouded camera inferring the examination firm utilized control and pay off to learn data on political applicants.

Imprint Bruce, boss specialist for the Insolvency Service, said in an announcement: “Following a broad examination, our decisions were certain that SCL Elections had consistently offered obscure political administrations to expected customers over various years.”

In an announcement imparted, Nix brought up that few examinations have reasoned that he didn’t overstep any laws.

“Comparable to my endeavors to the Secretary of State, I have made no affirmation of bad behavior and significantly the Government didn’t try to squeeze that I had penetrated any laws,” he said.

Nix included: “Following over two years of examinations, in light of a reiteration of bogus claims started by a displeased previous representative, I chose to conclude this section and stay away from a pointless extensive and costly legal dispute.”

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