One unanswered question in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether there was any collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia is whether Russia's Internet Research Agency or Russian intelligence used data Cambridge Analytica obtained from Facebook or other sources to help target and time messages during the campaign that were anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Trump and politically and racially divisive.
Regulators will pursue an investigation into Cambridge Analytica despite the data firm announcing its collapse.
Prince who is the founder of the private military contractor, Blackwater, and is the brother-in-law of Education Secretry Betsy Devos, is a known Trump supporter with ties to the super PAC which paid for Cambridge Analytica's work on behalf of the Trump campaign.
Damian Collins, chair of the House of Commons select committee for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) which is conducting its own investigation as part of a wider inquiry in fake news, said: "Cambridge Analytica and (parent company) SCL Group can not be allowed to delete their data history by closing".
"Nearly a quarter of the Commonwealth's residents, 22 percent, had their personal data compromised by Facebook's privacy breach", Attorney General Shapiro said.
British corporate records show that Nix is also director of a company called Emerdata Ltd. that was incorporated in August 2017.
Denham said the prime allegation against Cambridge Analytica is that it acquired personal data in an unauthorized way, adding that the data provisions act requires services like Facebook to have strong safeguards against misuse of data.
The controversy has triggered a groundswell of criticism, investigations into both Cambridge Analytica and Facebook around the world, multiple hearings in the U.S. Congress and the potential for fines and other penalties. However, CA did not destroy the data, despite having claimed to do so, the Independent reported.
Cambridge Analytica have been successfully controlling the minds of thousands of people - if not hundreds of thousands - since 2013.
Cambridge Analytica did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Apps and websites that use features such as the Like button or Facebook Analytics send us information to make their content and ads better. By 2014, Facebook had updated their terms and conditions which no longer permitted new 3rd party applications to harvest friends' data or be used for psychometric profiling.
SCL Elections, its parent, as well as Cambridge Analytica began insolvency proceedings in Britain, and said they would soon start bankruptcy proceedings in the United States. The British firm suspended CEO Alexander Tayler in April amid investigations.
The company has been linked to Donald Trump's election campaign and sparked a scandal when it was revealed it collected Facebook user data inappropriately.