U.K. Privacy Chief Wants Powers to Access Data More Quickly

The U.K.’s privacy regulator, who’s leading European investigations into how political consultants accessed the data of millions of Facebook Inc. users, said British data-protection laws are slowing her progress.

Elizabeth Denham, the U.K.’s Information Commissioner, said she is “in intense discussion” with the government to broaden the nation’s data protection law. Denham’s office is playing a key role in uncovering the work of Cambridge Analytica, which worked on Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential campaign with techniques that included using data from as many as 87 million Facebook clients.

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