Griffith distances himself from Cambridge Analytica

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 16:30

A breach of cit­i­zen's pri­va­cy and se­cu­ri­ty tan­ta­mount to crim­i­nal charges have been lev­elled against for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar and her Peo­ples Part­ner­ship gov­ern­ment.

But Top Cop Gary Grif­fith who served as Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter dur­ing the time the claims were made says he was un­aware of the al­le­ga­tions be­ing made.

Dur­ing a po­lice press con­fer­ence hours lat­er, Com­mis­sion­er Grif­fith in­di­cat­ed that while an of­fi­cial re­quest for an in­ves­ti­ga­tion had not been made, if it does, it will be treat­ed se­ri­ous­ly and im­par­tial­ly.

"It may in­volve sev­er­al dif­fer­ent arms of the po­lice ser­vice, we would be look­ing at it from the cy­ber­crime unit and oth­er units deal­ing with this type of ac­tiv­i­ty, how­ev­er, I do not want to say much more un­til we ac­tu­al­ly get the doc­u­ments and it is hand­ed over to DCP Forde for in­ves­ti­ga­tion."

On Wednes­day, Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Min­is­ter Stu­art Young said fresh rev­e­la­tions ob­tained from whistle­blow­er Christo­pher Wylie's lat­est pub­li­ca­tion sug­gest­ed the UNC spied on cit­i­zens through the use of da­ta min­ing com­pa­ny, Cam­bridge An­a­lyt­i­ca.


Reporter: Jesse Ramdeo