July 3, 2019
A minister and a former Conservative MP have asked the information watchdog to investigate whether Boris Johnson’s campaign to become party leader is breaching data protection laws. Harriet Baldwin, a Foreign Office minister, and Ben Howlett, a former MP for Bath, have also asked the party’s chair, Brandon Lewis, to launch an inquiry after receiving allegedly unsolicited requests for support from the BackBoris.com. Both suspect that Johnson’s campaign has relied upon old email lists or phone numbers from previous campaigns to ask for support. If this is the case, it could be a breach of the GDPR, the pair claimed. To read more: Click here
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