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Tory party refers itself to watchdog over alleged data breach

Tory party refers itself to watchdog over alleged data breach

Tory party refers itself to watchdog over alleged data breach
May 14, 2024 51 secs

The party’s registration team, urging supporters to complete their applications for conference, reportedly copied in more than 300 addresses in a way that they could be seen by all recipients.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which enforces data protection, suggested the party had failed to use blind carbon copy (BCC) – sending an email to multiple people and wanting to keep addresses private – correctly.

A Labour source said: “On the day Rishi Sunak proclaims the Tories as the great protectors of our national security, it turns out they can’t even protect a database of contacts.

“The country can’t risk another five years of the Conservatives, who have hollowed out our armed forces and turned Britain’s borders into a sieve.”

A Tory party spokesperson said: “We are aware of an issue relating to a conference registration email and are currently investigating the cause of this.

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