Questions are also being raised about Cambridge Analytica's role in Britain's vote to leave the European Union in 2016.
Nix was suspended this week following the Facebook revelations and a further media sting in which he boasts about entrapping politicians and secretly operating in elections around the world through shadowy front companies.
The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MEITy) has sent a notice to data mining and analysis firm Cambridge Analytica, which is at the heart of the case involving alleged breach of Facebook user data, seeking information about its clients in India and whether it had harvested their user profiles.
It has now been a week since it became known that the British data analytics contractor, which worked with Donald Trump's presidential campaign, retained private data from 50 million Facebook users despite claiming to have deleted it. "As you will expect, we will now need to collect, assess and consider the evidence before coming to any conclusions".
This week, after saying it had failed to obtain information it had requested from CA, the regulator applied for a warrant to enter and search CA's offices - in the wake of reports by the New York Times and Observer of London based on interviews with former CA employee, Chris Wylie.
"But it was not used in the Brexit campaign. We have not undertaken any paid or unpaid work for them, okay?" he told a committee investigating fake news in United Kingdom politics.
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The insider account puts further pressure on the London-based data analytics firm, which is already facing renewed scrutiny in the United States and Europe over allegations it improperly harvested Facebook data to target USA voters.
"As anyone who is familiar with our staff and work can testify, we in no way resemble the politically-motivated and unethical company that some have sought to portray", acting CEO Alexander Tayler said in a statement.
"The data and modeling Bolton's PAC received was derived from the Facebook data". But he seems less certain whether other copies might not have existed as he says the company "began the process of searching for and removing any of its derivatives in our system". Please can I be absolutely clear: "we did not use any GSR data in the work we did in the 2016 USA presidential election", he further claims.
"I believe that we should all have more control over our data, and there should be more transparency over how and when it is used", he added.
Earlier, the Information Commission Office Twitter account posted: "ICO granted warrant: We're pleased with the decision of the judge and we plan to execute the warrant shortly".