British lawmakers to interview Cambridge academic Aleksandr Kogan over Facebook data

Windows, one with the words "Data", "Digital", and "Regulations?" (left) are pictured on the second floor of a building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica, in central London.
Windows, one with the words "Data", "Digital", and "Regulations?" (left) are pictured on the second floor of a building which houses the offices of Cambridge Analytica, in central London.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - A Cambridge University academic who harvested data on millions of Facebook users will appear before a British parliamentary committee investigating the scandal on April 24.

The committee said it had called Aleksandr Kogan from the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge to discuss his relationship with Cambridge Analytica, a UK-based political firm also accused of improperly accessing data.