UK GOV criticised over plans to 'bombard' voters with political messages

18/12/2023 | Financial Times

The UK government has been criticised for an amendment contained within the Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill (DPDIB), which would give political parties the ability to send unsolicited electronic messages to individuals without their explicit consent. Critics have warned that the changes could transform the backdrop of British elections and that UK ballots could increasingly resemble those in the US. Opposition parties are aiming to block the changes, while the Information Commissioner's Office has urged the government to consult with them before altering any data rules.

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