Eyebrow-raising claim will be heard in full early next year

Lawyers for a man who sued the Cambridge Analytica group for £20,000 claiming misuse of his personal data have suggested the controversial data-mining biz misled a High Court judge when the companies were put into administration.

In a hearing at the High Court today, barrister Andreas Gledhill told Insolvency Judge Barnett: "On an application for an administration order, the applicant bears an obligation for frank disclosure.

That extends… to telling the court about [legal] proceedings threatened against the companies.

We say that for reasons that are not easy to understand, disclosure of none of that was made to Mr Justice Hildyard."

In a cramped hearing room at the Rolls Building in London's Fetter Lane, home of the Business and Property Courts, Judge Barnett ordered that a full hearing of the claims will take place in early 2019.

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