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.
Owing to an extraordinary security flaw in the Conservative Party Conference app, Evolve Politics have been able to acquire the personal information – including mobile numbers – of numerous Tory MPs and journalists.
The Conservative Party have just committed a huge GDPR breach.
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:
A “technical issue” Brandon it was a monumental security disaster, how on earth are the public to have any confidence in the government involving technology when this happens? Get a grip, the conference hasn’t even started yet and the wheels are coming off! #CPC18 #ToryFailBrandon Lewis
We’ve have had a technical issue with our Conference App that has been resolved and it is now functioning securely. We are investigating the issue further and apologise for any concern caused. #CPC18
That’s extremely relevant when you consider the app malfunction has been…
Brought to you by the people who believe they can solve the Irish border issue with unspecified ‘technology’.Adam Bienkov
A major flaw in the Conservative conference app has let users login as MPs, Cabinet ministers and journalists and make all of their contact details public. http://uk.businessinsider.com/contact-details-of-senior-conservatives-like-boris-johnson-leaked-by-party-conference-app-2018-9 …
This turned out to be a popular discussion point:
The same people who say they can register >3million people accurately in <2 yrs without life-destroying errors, process & collect EU customs duties for them, & use technology to prevent a peace-destroying hard border between NI & IE.
And they wonder why nobody believes them?Piers Beckley@piersb
Everyone at the Conservative Party Conference using their Official App has to change their phone number. Probably their email address too.
MPs, journalists. Everyone.
This is a fuckup on a *monumental* scale.https://bbc.in/2N9lUgP
And the conference hasn’t even started yet…