Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook breach ruling riles Twitter users

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A ruling blocking the INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE (ICO) from obtaining a warrant to investigate Cambridge Analytic’s offices came under fire on Twitter.

The ICO yesterday said it won’t get access to Cambridge Analytica’s servers until today at the earliest.

It said the High Court adjourned the watchdog’s warrant application.

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham announced on Channel 4 on Monday night that she would request an “urgent” warrant to enter Cambridge Analytic’s London offices after it was revealed that the shady ‘analytics’ firm harvested information from 50 million Facebook users without their consent.

Denham said at the time that she had requested the warrant after the company failed to comply with her request for information.

Despite beginning its application on Tuesday, the ICO revealed on Thursday that it still didn’t have its ‘urgent’ warrant.

In a statement, an ICO spokesperson confirmed: “High Court judge has adjourned the ICO’s application for a warrant relating to Cambridge Analytica until Friday.

Twitter users were furious about the ruling, throwing accusations against the authorities for allowing “obstacles such as these on a high profile scandal unfolding with and ?

The Twitter user, Marie @RUSignificant added: “Unless they were also “assisting” them?! Seems strange that there wasn’t access to the emergency judiciary allegedly on Tues as I’m told!”

The ruling sparked riot on social media networks, with comments that the affair is linked to the British CGHQ.

With talks of conspiracy and corruption at highest level, some Twitter users said Brexiters complaining about the inefficiency of the European Union is a joke compared to the ruling.

Another user, FollowFollow @P1thyparty Replying to  If you listen closely, you’ll hear the sound of paper shredders and maybe spot a bonfire.”

Carole Cadwalladr, Guardian and Observer journalist, got massive support from Twitter users on her breaking story on Cambridge Analytica.