The Union Government has directed social media giant, Facebook to share information on the alleged data leak by April 7. The Ministry of Communications has dashed off a letter to Facebook in this regard and asked it to respond by April 7.
The government, it may be recalled had earlier issued a notice to Cambridge Analytica on March 23 seeking details of the data breach.
Whether personal data of Indian voters and users has been compromised by CA? Whether Facebook or its related or downstream agencies utilising Facebook's data have previously been engaged by any entities to manipulate the Indian electoral process," the Ministry has sought to know.
The letter sent to Cambridge Analytica sought details particularly with regard to reports in the media about questionable practices attributed to Cambridge Analytica in their efforts to influence elections. The company was given time till March 31 to respond.