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Campaign groups and Labour are criticising no 10 for wanting to harvest 'targeted and personalised information' from government websites.

 

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexspence/boris-johnson-dominic-cummings-voter-data?ref=hpsplash

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/10/no-10-request-user-data-government-website-sparks-alarm

 

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Potential breach of Data Protection Act and GDPR inbound then.  Oo Information Commissioner fines UK Gov for Breaches. User data on Government websites should not be harvested by Political parties, end of, that leads to Orwellian  surveillance fears.l


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It's pretty scary, I think, given what Cummings did with data when he was with the Leave campaign.

 

Off topic, but I find it amazing that the select committee still want to talk to him and he's in contempt of parliament for refusing them, but he has a security pass for the House. Why hasn't he been arrested?


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Probably some arcane rule around parliamentary Privelige HB.


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Maybe, I don't understand all that stuff.

 

Someone has tweeted this page on the government website about deleting cookies. It does mention that some departments may have their own cookies.

 

https://www.gov.uk/help/cookies

 

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Some will be essential for the online forms to work etc, but you can turn off those that involve Google Analytics.


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Do you have a link for that, BN?

 

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Should be there if you follow that link on your post.


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Oh dear, nul points for observation. I've seen it now, thank you. :)

 

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Yes it more than likely is illegal,


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And I wonder if the ICO will do anything about it in short order...

 

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probaby won't do a thing.


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