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“Nix’s refusal to appear comes as the seriousness of the British inquiry becomes more evident….” (See: “Cambridge Analytica ex-CEO Refuses to Testify in UK“, Reuters, April 17, 2018 1:51 PM, Reuters, https://www.voanews.com/a/cambridge-analytica-ex-ceo-refuses-to-testify-in-uk/4352052.html )
From the UK Parliament:
“Update on Alexander Nix’s appearance before Committee
17 April 2018
The former CEO of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, is now refusing to appear before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee at a public session tomorrow, Wednesday 18th April, at 2.15pm. He cites the Information Commissioner’s Office’s ongoing investigation as a reason not to appear.
Damian Collins MP, Chair of the DCMS Committee, said:
“We do not accept Mr Nix’s reason for not appearing in a public session before the Committee.
“We have taken advice and he is not been charged with any criminal offence and there is no active legal proceedings and we plan to raise this with the Information Commissioner when we meet her this week.
“There is therefore no legal reason why Mr Nix cannot appear. The Committee is minded to issue a formal summons for him to appear on a named day in the very near future. We’ll make a further statement about this next week”
Mr Nix previously gave evidence to the Committee on 27th February 2018.
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