Video: Dallas Woodhouse says Cambridge Analytica did not break the law with data leak, “that’s the kind of thing we routinely do”
The recent data breach that harvested data from 50 million Facebook users without their consent has garnered international attention and implicated the NCGOP. Yet state party leader Dallas Woodhouse, after a brief window of distancing himself from the scandal, has doubled down in defiance.
Woodhouse explained in a radio interview Tuesday morning “that’s the kind of thing we routinely do.” (10:30)
“that’s the kind of thing we routinely do.” - NCGOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse on using Facebook user data
Both Cambridge Analytica and Facebook are in the business of selling information, Woodhouse said, “I’m not convinced this company did anything wrong.” Cambridge Analytica has since been suspended by Facebook. (11:42)
Woodhouse claimed that what Cambridge Analytica did was “not against the law,” despite the apparent use of foreign nationals in campaign work. (9:30)
Finally, when asked if the NCGOP plans to hold a press conference, Woodhouse responded, “I’m not having no press.” (13:32)
Not only did Woodhouse fail to acknowledge the violation of the privacy rights of thousands of North Carolinians, but he clearly plans to use similar tactics in the future.