New Delhi, Aug 8: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) initiated initiated a preliminary inquiry to look into data theft of Indians from Facebook by British firms Cambridge Analytica & Global Science Research,news agency ANI reported on Wednesday.
Earlier, the government had asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe political consultancy Cambridge Analytica's misuse of Facebook user data.
Facebook has faced increased scrutiny in the United States and the European Union over how Cambridge Analytica obtained the personal data of 87 million Facebook users. The consultancy allegedly used the data to support U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign.
Facebook had admitted that information from 5.6 lakh Indian users may have been may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.