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U.K. Political Parties Must Improve Data Protection, ICO Says

Nov. 11, 2020, 10:37 AM

The Information Commissioner’s Office said that the U.K.’s seven political parties must improve their data-protection practices.

The privacy regulator said it audited the parties’ compliance following significant concerns about transparency and the use of people’s data in political campaigning that were highlighted in a 2018 report.

“All political parties must use personal information in ways that are transparent, understood by people and lawful, if they are to retain the trust and confidence of electorates,” the information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said in a statement. “The transparency and accountability required by data protection is a key aspect in developing and maintaining trust, ...