LITTLE ROCK – Earlier this week, it was reported by CNN that then-candidate Cotton paid $20,000 for Cambridge Analytica services in 2014 during his U.S. Senate bid. Cambridge Analytica has come under fire for having “misused the personal data of about 50 million Facebook users.” (CNN, March 2018)
The Democratic Party of Arkansas responded to Cotton’s track record on the issue saying, “Clearly, Sen. Cotton is unconcerned with you and your family’s privacy.”
This time last year, Senator Cotton also joined 49 Republican colleagues in voting to allow internet service providers to sell user data without their consent.
Neema Singh Guliani, a legislative counsel specializing in surveillance and privacy issues for the American Civil Liberties Union, said the Senate was content to “sacrifice the privacy rights of Americans in the interest of protecting the profits of major internet companies, including Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.” (NBC News, 2017)