Last Sunday, Gerard Coyne admitted breaching the Data Protection Act (DPA) to John Pienaar, live on a national BBC radio broadcast. He didn’t call it that, but it doesn’t change the admission – he claimed his campaign’s use of Labour data had been ‘agreed’ and that it had ‘concluded’.
That was clearly untrue, as emails were going out the next day to Labour members who have never been members of Unite. And the day after that.
But the ongoing breach has still not ended. On Saturday, victims of what a barrister has terms a criminal breach of the Act were receiving this:
Since he’s sending these reminders to people who aren’t able to vote for him – people whom he cannot lawfully contact – it looks like Gerard Coyne is desperate for votes. Or simply incompetent. Neither is a good look for his campaign.
Could it get any worse? Quite possibly – watch this space.
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