Jun 14, 2018 - Technology

Key figure in Cambridge Analytica data scandal to testify in Senate

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Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who helped Cambridge Analytica harvest Facebook's user data, is one of three witnesses schedules to testify next week at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing.

Why it matters: This controversy has stretched on for months, and every new hearing or controversy raises the profile of privacy issues on Capitol Hill.

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