It was hard to imagine that the Tories could conceivably top last year’s conference disaster. Letters falling off their slogan behind Theresa May, her unstoppable coughing fit and the joke P45 – and of course, the fact that her keynote speech included lines lifted directly from the West Wing – made 2017’s event unforgettable in its incompetence.
But before this year’s drear-fest has even begun, they’ve already done ‘better’, potentially costing themselves £20 million.
A huge flaw has been discovered in the Tories’ conference app that reveals full contact details of each registered person if you simply enter their email address.
As journalist dawn Foster observed, they’ve essentially made the personal data of every registrant available in the public domain.
Breaches of ‘GDPR’ data laws carry fines of up to twenty million pounds. It’s hard to imagine this breach will be classified as anything but serious.
Complaints are already being made to the Information Commissioner.
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