The Labour Party has started writing back to members who complained about their data being given to Gerard Coyne, who has used it – stupidly, but nobody said he was competent – to contact non-Unite members asking them to vote for him as the union’s General Secretary.
The emails being sent are a study in generic denial and buck-passing. Here’s one:
FW: Labour Data Protection Breach
From: Labour Membership<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 10:08 AM
Thank you for contacting us regarding unsolicited communication from Gerard Coyne’s campaign.
We are unable to say how you were contacted by Mr Coyne’s campaign, and suggest you should contact his campaign directly to ask the source of their data they hold on you, and to remove any data they hold on you if you do not wish them to hold it.
The Labour Party is…
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