Potential Privacy Breaches on Conservative Party Website

A legal opinion published today by Deighton Pierce Glynn’s client, the Good Law Project, raises serious concerns regarding privacy safeguards on a ‘Back Brexit’ webpage operated by the Conservative Party.

Deighton Pierce Glynn, instructed by the Good Law Project (“GLP”), has obtained an opinion from a specialist barrister, Robin Hopkins of 11KBW Chambers, in relation to GLP’s concerns regarding the privacy safeguards on a widely-circulated “Back Brexit” webpage operated by the Conservative Party.  GLP is concerned that the page may be used to obtain profiling information from persons who ‘click through’ the link and register their views, which would enable targeted advertising and other profiling practices to later take place.

The barrister’s conclusion is that the concerns are well-founded and a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) would be justified as a result.

The legal opinion is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zm0m31ww8syirvv/Conservatives%20Back%20Brexit%20GDPR%20Opinion_RHAug2019.pdf?dl=0

It has been covered in the press here: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/15/tory-brexit-online-data-information-voters-privacy?CMP=share_btn_link