Labour Party members still waiting for response over data breach

07/06/2022 | Byline Times

The Labour Party is still struggling to get to grips with the data breach it experienced late last year, according to a report in the Byline Times. A lack of transparency from the party has meant party members are still in the dark as to what personal data was held on them. Following the breach, campaign groups developed a Subject Access Request generator so that members could ask what data the Labour had collected. More than 90 people used the SAR tool, yet not one person received a response. Further requests were made in January and April, at which point only 25 applicants had persisted with their attempt to exercise their rights. None of them has received a response except to ask for a photo ID. Several data subjects complained to the ICO, which has since met with the party regarding the matter; however, no details have been made public.  

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