Tories could be fined 20 million Euros for conference app data breach

Tory despair: This image was originally used to show Tory Brexiters haven’t got a clue. It works equally well to describe their reaction to the app calamity.

Reactions to the Conservative conference app that allows users access to every attendee’s contact details have been appearing online.

As you can imagine, they make uncomfortable reading for Tories.

For instance:

It seems there is no way out of this one. The data breach has been identified and it has been proven that the information is available to anyone.

So what are we to make of the following announcement by Tory chairman Brandon Lewis?

Fixing the barn door after the horse has bolted?

It bodes ill for Mr Lewis, who had a lot riding on this year’s Tory conference, according to the Evening Standard:

Angela Rayner hits the right note here:

That’s extremely relevant when you consider the app malfunction has been…

This turned out to be a popular discussion point:

And the conference hasn’t even started yet…

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6 thoughts on “Tories could be fined 20 million Euros for conference app data breach

  1. Barry Davies

    This is what happens when you outsource, things go wrong, as its a euro fine, is the commission almost certainly behind it and why not fine the company responsible rather than the people who commissioned it?

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Because the people who commissioned it had a responsibility to ensure that it worked properly before allowing it to do the damage it has done.

  2. Jan Brooker

    “We’ve have had a technical issue” ~ We’ve have had a technical issue with our English, also. GCSE fail!!

  3. Martin Pritchard

    ALL of those whose details have been obtained will now have to change their numbers. There are VOIP apps for smartphones (such as Incognito Caller ID) which allow the user to set their caller ID for calls and text messages to any number they like. A fake text from a Tory MP to a conference-attending journo? No problem.

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