UK Labour Party accuses Independent Group MP of illegally accessing campaign data


In February 2019, shortly after eight British Labour MPs quit the party and formed the "Independent Group", one of them was caught accessing data and campaigning tools belonging to their former party. In response, Labour shut down access to tools Contact Creator, used to collect campaign data and produce canvassing materials, and Organise, citing concerns that the access violated the General Data Protection Regulation and the 1998 Data Protection Act. The Independent Group denied the allegation.

Writer: Sienna Rodgers; Heather Stewart
Publication: Labour List; Guardian

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