Suspended Cambridge Analytica CEO Nix cancels UK parliamentary look

LONDON (Reuters) – The suspended CEO of Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy on the middle of a scandal over the usage of Fb information, has canceled an look earlier than British lawmakers, the chairman of a parliamentary committee stated on Tuesday.

Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica arrives on the workplaces of Cambridge Analytica in central London, Britain, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Alexander Nix had been because of testify on Wednesday.

“His authorized illustration has stated that he’s no longer in a position to give proof to the committee tomorrow, as a consequence of him having been served an info discover, and being topic to a felony investigation by the Data Commissioner’s Workplace,” Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport Committee, stated at a session of the committee.

“We don’t settle for Mr Nix’s motive for not showing in a public session earlier than the Committee,” he added in an emailed assertion. “There’s subsequently no authorized motive why Mr Nix can’t seem.”

Collins stated he was contemplating a proper summons for Nix, and he hoped to offer an replace on a date for a brand new listening to early subsequent week.

Reporting by Alistair Smout; modifying by Stephen Addison

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