The Great Hack is a 2019 documentary film directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim.
Starring Carole Cadwalladr, David Carroll, Brittany Kaiser, Paul-Olivier Dehaye, Ravi Naik, Julian Wheatland, Paul Hilder, Christopher Wylie, Emma Graham-Harrison, Gill Phillips and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Great Hack

Netflix on Thursday, July 11, 2019 released the trailer:
The Great Hack | Official Trailer | Netflix.

What is The Great Hack about?

When Cambridge Analytica's former CEO Alexander Nix was exposed on Channel 4 as claiming to have 5,000 data points on every American voter, Professor David Carroll took notice. He undertook a legal journey to try to reclaim his data with the help of lawyer Ravi Naik of ITN Solicitors, an expert on data privacy in the United Kingdom. Because Cambridge Analytica processed user data via SCL in Britain, Carroll's complaints fell under British jurisdiction. On July 4, 2017, Carroll filed a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) of the U.K. His case became the only criminal action retaken SCL Elections Limited. As a result, SCL was fined ยฃ15,000 for a lack of compliance with the ICO. Also, as a result, Facebook paid ยฃ500,000 for a "lack of transparency and security issues relating to the harvesting of data constituting" in the related scandal.
During Carroll's legal battle, SCL filed for bankruptcy. Cambridge Analytica's work was found to violate U.K. privacy laws. The ICO released a statement saying, "Had SCLE still existed in its original form, our intention would have been to issue the company with a substantial fine for severe breaches of principle one of the DPA1998 for unfairly processing people's data for political purposes including purposes connected with the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaigns."
While David Carroll's journey unfolds, the investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr continues her work into the influence of Cambridge Analytica. This work leads her to whistle-blower Christopher Wylie, who explains how micro-targeting, combined with mass-harvesting of data, was used to influence elections. Cadwalladr's exclusive interviews with Wylie in The Observer reveal how psychographic profiling tactics were carried out with user data scraped from Facebook with the help of Cambridge Professor Aleksandr Kogan. These allegations take the Cambridge Analytica scandal public and lead Wylie to testifying in U.K. Parliament and mentioning the name of a former director at Cambridge Analytica, Brittany Kaiser. A polarizing yet essential part of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Wylie penned a tell-all called Mindf*ck in 2019.

Who's in the The Great Hack cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Great Hack.

Carole Cadwalladr Herself - Investigative Journalist for The Guardian
David Carroll Himself - Associate Professor Parsons School of Design
Brittany Kaiser Herself - Former Director of Business Development for Cambridge Analytica
Paul-Olivier Dehaye Himself - Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower
Ravi Naik Himself - Data Rights Solicitor
Julian Wheatland Himself - Former COO / CFO Cambridge Analytica / SCL
Paul Hilder Himself - Writer / Political Technologist
Christopher Wylie Himself - Former Cambridge Analytica Employee and Whistleblower
Emma Graham-Harrison Herself - International Affairs Correspondent The Observer
Gill Phillips Herself - Legal Counsel The Guardian
Sarah Donaldson Herself - Arts Editor The Observer
Roger McNamee Himself - Early Facebook Investor
Asad Baig
Steve Bannon Himself - Former Chief Executive Trump Campaign (archive footage)
Jamie Bartlett Himself (archive footage)
Gerard Batten Himself - Member of European Parliament (archive footage)
Maria Cantwell Herself (archive footage)
Dorsey Carson Himself (credit only)
Hillary Clinton Herself (archive footage)
Damian Collins Himself - UK Member of Parliament (archive footage)
Nigel Farage Himself - Pro-Brexit Politician (archive footage)
Amy Goodman Herself (archive footage)
Chuck Grassley Himself (archive footage)
Dean Heller Himself (archive footage)
Ian Lucas Himself - UK Member of Parliament (archive footage)
Christian Matheson Himself - UK Member of Parliament (archive footage)
Alexander Nix Himself - CEO Cambridge Analytica (archive footage)
Brendan O'Hara Himself - UK Member of Parliament (archive footage)
Kamla Persad-Bissessar Herself - Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (archive footage)
Donald Trump Himself (archive footage)
Mark Zuckerberg Himself (archive footage)

When is The Great Hack released in cinemas?

The film The Great Hack was scheduled to be released on January 26, 2019 (Sundance Film Festival) and on July 24, 2019 by Netflix.

What are The Great Hack film specifications?

The duration of the film is 113 minutes.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Great Hack?

The Great Hack got high rating from critics.

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