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Labour reports data breach to the ICO after MPs join The Independent Group

February 25, 2019 / Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The Labour Party has reported an alleged data breach to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) over fears the personal data of party members was improperly accessed following the resignation of several MPs this week. It is understood the party has accused at least one of the eight former Labour MP who left to join The Independent Group (TIG) of improperly accessing party systems to contact members after their resignation. The ICO confirmed it had received a complaint from the Labour Party ahead of a full report being made in the near future, with a spokesperson telling IT Pro: "We have received an initial report of a data breach from the Labour Party and will be making enquiries." The MP accused has not been officially named either by Labour or the ICO, but it is understood the party's concerns relate to an individual whose resignation was widely reported on Tuesday evening.