Information lawyer believes Eldon Insurance customers may be able to claim compensation
The potential sharing of personal information without consent may lead to a compensation claim
Posted on 18 April 2018
A leading information specialist lawyer believes that Eldon Insurance customers may have claims for compensation if their information was shared with Leave.EU during referendum campaign
Giving evidence to the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee, Brittany Kaiser, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, stated that she believes that the personal information of individuals on the Eldon Insurance database was used by the Leave.EU campaign. Eldon Insurance is owned by Arron Banks, a co-founder of the Leave.EU campaign.
Leave.EU have denied that any data from Eldon Insurance was shared with them.
Sean Humber, an information law specialist at Leigh Day, said:
“If Ms Kaiser’s evidence is correct, any use by Leave.EU of personal information held on the Eldon Insurance database about that individual without their knowledge or consent is likely to be unlawful, being a misuse of their private information and a breach of the Data Protection Act, and anybody affected is likely to have a claim for compensation.”