Sunday, 28 May 2017

Use of personal data

My MP before the dissolution*, Stephen Kinnock, is among many suggesting that the Conservative Party is using personal data gathered for other purposes in a targeted campaign for this year's general election. This is an offence under Data Protection legislation. Of particular interest are the details hoovered up in last year's referendum by the official Leave campaign, which according to one source should be purged this month.

* he and I were still awaiting - after a month or more - a reply from government about the cost of outside consultants at the top level, particularly in HM Treasury. This is a question I will take up again at the earliest opportunity in the new parliament.

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