Facebook has revealed it has suspended Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ (AIQ) after reports that the company may have improperly had access to the personal data of users of the social media network.
Menlo Park, California-based Facebook says in a statement issued Saturday that AggregateIQ may have improperly received data from Facebook users. AggregateIQ will lose all Facebook access.
Cambridge Analytica was employed by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. It says it received data from 30 million users but never used it in the 2016 campaign.
Whistleblowers say AggregateIQ worked on the campaign for Great Britain to exit the European Union.
AggregateIQ says on its website it isn’t part of Cambridge Analytica or parent firm SCL. It says it didn’t have access to Facebook data from Cambridge Analytica.