Brazil Probes Possible Facebook Data Breach in October Elections

Secret recording reveals that Cambridge Analytica was planning to use the social media data to influence the October Presidential election.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian prosecutors are investigating if UK firm Cambridge Analytica used data to create profiles from millions of Brazilians which would predict political behavior and help its Brazilian partner company determine the outcome of the country’s October presidential elections.

According to Frederico Meinberg, coordinator of the Commission for the Protection of Personal Data, the allegations, if true, are extremely worrisome, especially in an election year . . .

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