Despite several requests, no response from Evans on identity of third party company at centre of huge data breach
As Skwawkbox revealed and others have reported, Labour general secretary David Evans has been forced to inform members – and huge numbers of ex-members – of the party that Labour’s decision to outsource their sensitive information to an outside company had resulted in a massive data breach placing their personal information in the hands of criminals.
The breach could result in Labour – and Evans and Keir Starmer personally – liable to huge fines under ‘GDPR’ data protection laws.
But that liability also extends to members of National Executive Committee – including many good left-wingers either elected by party members or appointed by unions to try to counteract the machinations of the right.
Yet Skwawkbox can reveal that despite that potential liability to multimillion pound fines, neither David Evans nor the party have even informed NEC members of the identity of the company involved in the breach – nor of what it was doing with the data of hundreds of thousands of ex-members as well as those who remain in the party.
One NEC member told Skwawkbox:
We have a meeting next week so we might hear something then, but so far not a word.
Labour has known about the data breach since 29 October, more than a week ago, yet has not got round to informing elected officials who might face personal liability if the party is fined – or sued by angry members and ex-members for putting their sensitive information into the hands of criminals. Meanwhile, victims of the breach have been told by the party not to discuss it – an instruction many are ignoring.
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