LONDON : FORMER Cambridge Analytica boss refuses to testify in UK.

Former Cambridge Analytica boss Alexander Nix has refused to appear for a second grilling by British lawmakers, the MP's scrutiny panel investigating him said on Tuesday.

The ex-CA chief executive was due to appear on Wednesday before parliament's culture, media and sport committee, over the British political consultancy firm's highly controversial work.

They wanted to probe inconsistencies in the testimony he gave before the committee on Feb 27.

But Nix told them he could NOT appear, citing  Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham's ongoing investigation into claims that CA may have illegally harvested Facebook data for political ends.

''We do not accept Mr. Nix's reason for not appearing in a public session before the committee,'' said Damian Collins, who chairs the committee.

''We have taken advice and he not been charged with any criminal offence and there is no active legal proceedings, and we plan to raise this with with the   Information Commissioner  when we meet her this week.

''There is therefore no legal reason why Mr. Nix cannot appear.'' [AFP]


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