On Sunday the second of April, Gerard Coyne made a remarkable admission to the BBC’s John Pienaar that he and his campaign had been breaking the DPA (Data Protection Act) – but it’s ok, because it’s ‘something that was agreed’ and ‘was actually, er, concluded’ anyway – you can listen to the relevant segment or read a full transcript here.
The SKWAWKBOX can exclusively reveal that Mr Coyne’s claim was absolutely false.
Reports have reached this blog of continuing (i.e. not ‘er concluded’) emails and texts to people who are Labour members but are not and never have been Unite members – in other words, the very people who have been the victims, according to a highly-qualified barrister, a criminal breach of the DPA.
Here’s one example – note the timestamp:
It appears Mr Coyne is prepared to compound his DPA misdeeds by claiming to have stopped using data that neither he nor anyone within the Labour Party had a right to ‘agree’ – while continuing to do so. Others have contacted this blog advising they have received them today, so it’s still ongoing.
It is to be hoped that every Unite member is taking note and making their own judgment about the toxicity of the challenger for the position of the union’s General Secretary.
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