DPDI Bill impact on the use of personal data for political purposes

12/03/2024 | Open Rights Group

The Open Rights Group has published a briefing document outlining its concerns that the proposed Data Protection and Digital Information (DPDI) Bill could weaken legal safeguards over the use of personal data for political purposes. If passed in its current form, the DPDI Bill would impede the rights of individuals to access their personal data, reduce legal safeguards around online tracking and profiling, and water down accountability requirements. This could make it easier for political parties to use personal data without voters' consent or legitimate expectations. At the same time, the Bill will make it harder for individuals, journalists, civil society, and regulators to scrutinise political parties' use of personal data or lodge a complaint.

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