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More evidence indicates Labour data-scraping members’ social media

August 13, 2017

The SKWAWKBOX

As the SKWAWKBOX showed on Saturday, there is evidence that Labour’s right-leaning HQ may be ‘data-scraping’ Labour members’ social media accounts – collating even social media accounts that do not use an email address that is registered with the party.

labour hack.pngThere are serious concerns among members that this is in preparation for a further ‘purge’ of left-wing members at some future point – and, as members have by definition given no permission for such unconnected data to be used, that it constitutes a breach of the DPA (Data Protection Act).

As a result of that article, more members have come forward with details of their experiences and concerns – experiences that not only support the likelihood that Labour is engaged in accessing and collating social media data that members have not provided, let alone given the party permission to use – but also that make clear the psychological impact it…

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