Data breach rumours abound as UK Labour Party locks down access to member databases

Rebecca Hill reports:

The UK’s Labour Party has been forced to lock down access to membership databases and campaign tools over concerns the info was being sucked up by breakaway MPs, in a possible breach of data protection laws.

The party’s general secretary, Jennie Formby, yesterday said Labour had “become aware of a number of attempts to access personal data” on its systems by “individuals who are not, or are no longer, authorised to do so”.

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