Former government minister, Ralph Maraj, says it is critical that the United National Congress clear the air—very quickly—on allegations of its seeming relationship with Cambridge Analytica and the possibly illegal use of citizens’ private information for political purposes.
He believes the probe, which the national security minister signalled yesterday that government intends to launch, will answer several crucial questions.
The United National Congress will be exploring its legal options, as part of its response to government’s proposed criminal probe into the party’s alleged connection with Cambridge Analytica.
Confirmation has come from UNC Public Relations Officer, Senator Anita Haynes, who states unequivocally, there is no connection between the party and the political consulting firm.
According to Senator Haynes, once again, the PNM is spreading misinformation, just like they did back in 2015 with Emailgate.
A breach of citizen's privacy and security tantamount to criminal charges have been levelled against former Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her Peoples Partnership government.
But Top Cop Gary Griffith who served as National Security Minister during the time the claims were made says he was unaware of the allegations being made.
National Security Minister, Stuart Young, says a probe will launched into claims of data mining and spying, sanctioned and used by the United National Congress (UNC).
At a news conference today, the minister stated he is very concerned about the information brought to light in a book by former Cambridge Analytica employee, Christopher Wylie, in which he details how the UNC sanctioned a breach of citizens’ privacy. Minister Young says he also is alarmed at how the information was used by a political party and not the state.
...CA whistleblower reveals more in new book
While officials of the United National Congress (UNC) continue to deny their role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a new book by an ex-worker of the company details the work they did in Trinidad and Tobago in 2013 and paints a dark picture of the data collected and used by the then People’s Partnership government.
Political Leader of the Movement for Social Justice, David Abdulah has written to the Chairman of the Integrity Commission formally requesting that the Integrity Commission investigates whether any public funds and or resources were used by to hire Cambridge Analytica.
The request seeks to determine if funds were spent by