Cambridge Analytica CEO refuses to testify

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The suspended CEO of Cambridge Analytica, a political advice at the heart of a scandal over the use of Facebook data, has canceled a look before British parliamentarians, says a parliamentary committee chairman.

Alexander Nix was due to testify on Wednesday.

"His legal representation has said that he is unable to present proof of the committee tomorrow as a consequence of having received a disclosure notice and subjected to criminal investigations by the Information Commissioner's Office," said Damian Collins, chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee at a meeting of the committee.

"We do not accept Mr. Nothing reason not to appear on a public session before the committee" added in a mailed statement. "There is therefore no legal reason why Mr. Nix can not be seen."

Collins said he was considering a formal call to Nix and he hoped to provide an update on a date for a new hearing early next week.

Alexander Nix had accepted the committee's call to provide further evidence, "Cambridge Analytica tweeted." We understand that the ICO has requested that he help with their inquiries and that, unfortunately, this will prevent him from speaking to the committee until the ICO investigation is completed. "

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