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Secretive hard-Brexit Facebook campaign got 1m responses

Ads run by Lynton Crosby firm may have collected emails, says information commissioner

A million Britons responded to a secretive Facebook campaign for a hard Brexit overseen by Lynton Crosby’s company, according to the information commissioner, who said the respondents’ email addresses may have been harvested for future use.

Elizabeth Denham told MPs her investigation into the Mainstream Network campaign group had raised concerns about how valuable voter data was being collected by the under-the-radar campaign, potentially in breach of data protection rules.

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Home Office apologises for sharing EU citizens’ email addresses

Victims of ‘administrative error’ say they are being treated as second-class citizens

The Home Office has apologised to hundreds of EU citizens who applied for settled status in the UK after it accidentally shared their details.

The Home Office sent about 240 personal email addresses in an email, which could amount to a breach of the Data Protection Act. The department blamed the incident on an administrative error.

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