The ICO's investigation into Cambridge Analytica was genuinely ground-breaking. See below: 'Data crimes are real crimes.' We've been hanging on for the final report. But today, we learned it will not come. Why?? It's deeply odd. Has the @ico been sat on?
This was a difficult, highly politically charged subject to investigate. And it was bold & brave to take it on. We've witnessed abject resistance to tackle politically sensitive matters from other bodies, most notably the Met police. So this is especially disappointing.
The Senate Intelligence Report last week said that it did not have access to evidence from the UK authorities. And it presumably means we will now never know any more about this? The accessing of files from 'IP addresses in Russia & other areas of the CIS'.
.@IanCLucas - an ex-member of the DCMS committee - points out that @michaelgove - who refused to answer questions from the committee & who is Dominic Cummings's closest ally - is Elizabeth Denham's boss.
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