NOTING THAT the Cambridge Analytica case is “cold” and still pending new information, Deputy Commissioner of Police Jayson Forde said investigators tried various angles to get evidence that would support the allegations of an alleged breach of data privacy laws, but came up empty.
At the weekly police media briefing at the Public Administration Building in Port of Spain, Forde called for anyone with evidence in the matter to come forward.
“We had internet service providers and we went to them. We even went directly to local and foreign organisations to get information. They all came back negative.”
It was alleged that sometime in 2009 or 2010, British data analyst Christopher Wylie accessed electronic data of TT citizens with the intention of influencing the 2010 elections on behalf of the People’s Partnership. However, despite their best efforts, police said they could neither get any evidence nor get in contact with Wylie for an interview.