ICO call UK political parties to improve data protection practices

According to Bloomberg, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) stated that the UK’s seven political parties must improve their data protection practices. The ICO said it audited the parties’ compliance following significant concerns about transparency and the use of personal data in political campaigning that were highlighted in a 2018 report. The summary of the audits includes specific actions to improve data protection transparency and practice for: The Conservative Party, the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, the Scottish National Party, the Democratic Unionist Party, Plaid Cymru, and the United Kingdom Independence Party.