Qualified litigator Glynis Millward gives the facts about Labour’s ‘significant’ breach and what those affected need to do about it
Earlier this month, Labour lost control of sensitive data affecting a huge number of current and former members to criminals after outsourcing the information to an as yet unnamed third party for processing, despite its website telling members and others that the party would never give their information to anyone else.
General secretary David Evans told victims not to talk about it. National crime and security agencies are involved.
On Sunday, qualified litigator Glynis Millward – whose own case against the Labour party saw then-general secretary Iain McNicol’s lawyers make a flustered call to beg her to withdraw – told viewers of the Not the Andrew Marr Show that it was clear that the scale of the breach was ‘significant’ and that Labour has a ‘cavalier’ attitude to the security of people’s information.
And she told those affected what they need to do, when the Information Commissioner routinely gives Labour a free pass, to hold the party to account for its actions:
Hundreds of thousands are believed to have been affected, despite the party’s refusal so far to say what was lost and by which company. If you are one of them, you now know what to do to make Labour answer for its conduct.
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