August 29, 2015

LEGAL – What Can I Do?

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Started by Matt Beresford, but now managed and monitored by Jeremy Corbyn’s team.

Legal:

Articles and Information on Data Protection Act:

12m12 minutes agoLabour Party public/personal data surveillance reminds me in part of Samaritans radar palaver
Labour Party Breaching Data Protection Act with accessing and using personal information for purge
https://inforrm.wordpress.com/2015/08/30/the-labour-party-purge-and-social-media-privacy-paul-bernal/
Samaritans failed to comply with Data Protection Act.

Legal Eagles Accuse Labour Of Data Law Breach Over Party Purge

Insights from The Register:

The Labour Party’s membership purge, which has seen it weed out 3,000 “infiltrators”, could be in breach of the Data Protection Act, legal experts have warned.

Labour has vetted new members by trawling social media sites for statements which make it clear they do not share its “aims and values”, as well as through data obtained from canvassing.

It has even named some individuals who had previously tweeted messages suggesting they are not party supporters.

Paul Bernal, law lecturer at the University of East Anglia, said: “The key thing is this is sensitive personal data, as it includes political opinions, defined in Section 2 of the Data Protection Act.” As such, he said, the data subject has to give explicit consent for their information to be processed.

“I suspect this is not legal and ethically it is definitely wrong. They are processing personal data and creating databases about people who cannot find out why they were rejected,” he said.

Link to article here….

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  1. Francis Hook

    We need a law firm to take on a class action against the party. Ha ha. Imagine their being hit with > 4,000 contraventions of the Data Protection Act. At last we can get Hurry-It PIE-lover Harm-One to take a well deserved custodial sentence, and consign this awful little organisation to the history books of the 19th and 20th centuries.

     
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