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Who can make a Labour Party data breach claim?

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On 3 November 2021, the Labour Party wrote to members, registered and affiliated supporters, and other individuals to tell them about a data breach. The data privacy failure – which occurred when a (yet unknown) third party that handles data on behalf of the Labour Party was subject to a cyber incident –compromised a “significant quantity of party data”.

In Labour’s notification letter, it was not clear what data had been exposed. However we do know that political parties hold a wealth of information on members and non-members, and there are genuine concerns about what has been accessed, and what will now be done with it.

Labour party members must be vigilant following the data breach

Labour party members affected by the breach have been informed, and they have been offered advice to manage any potential risks. This includes being vigilant against suspicious activity and implementing two-factor authentication (2FA) where possible. However, that Labour members have been put in this position in the first place is a serious failure.  

It’s not just members affected by the Labour party breach

The data breach affects more than just Labour party members. Since the hack, many people have taken to social media, including Twitter, to ask why their data was held by the party. In particular, many former members have received notification that their data has been compromised, despite leaving the party, sometimes years ago.  

Can you make a Labour Party data breach compensation claim?

Many of those affected by the data privacy violation are considering joining a class-action lawsuit against the Labour Party for the potential GDPR breach.  

In response, Keller Lenkner UK is considering launching a no-win, no-fee group action data breach claim to hold those responsible to account. Both members and non-members can register with us.  

Sign up with Keller Lenkner UK to discuss your case in confidence. Once done, we will keep you updated as developments unfold, and let you know when a claim can be officially launched. There are no costs to register and no obligation to proceed. 

IF YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THE LABOUR PARTY DATA BREACH, CONTACT US TO FIND OUT ABOUT MAKING A NO-WIN, NO-FEE DATA BREACH COMPENSATION CLAIM. 

Contact Keller Lenkner to discuss a data breach claim.

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