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Cyber security storm hits Indian shores

Sector Focus, Global Edition – April 2018
by India Inc. Staff
As a whistleblower in the UK named India’s Opposition party among the clients of a controversial consultancy, the issue of cyber security has taken centre stage in the country.

A former employee of Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based firm at the heart of a global row over data security, has claimed that the company worked extensively in India in his evidence before a UK parliamentary committee investigating the issue of fake news. Christopher Wylie deposed before the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (DCMS) in London last month, amid an escalating row around alleged Facebook data breaches linked with the controversial firm, which has also been linked with alleged attempts to influence elections in India.