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    1/ I note the issues around the conservative party conference app .. BUT OMG! I took a peek at the Conservative Campaigner app - "the official mobile app for supporters of The Conservative Party” and OH BOY …

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    2/ the app was developed by Social Political Media, the same entity behind the anti-abortion apps LoveBoth & MY8 used in the Irish referendum on abortion, .. but Social Political Media also developed the …. Vote Leave app, the Trump-Pence 2016 app, the French Renaissance app

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    and the same ‘developer’ is behind the NRA’s official app. Oh boy.

    Yep, the UK @Conservatives official campaign app is developed by a US based political campaigning app platform UCampaign ucampaignapp.com

    OK need to go make Son’s supper - back soon. and Oh boy

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    4/ The app. The ‘developer’ is Thomas Peters, the CEO of UCampaign (the Trump, NRA apps) and now RumbleUp a ‘powerful P2P texting’ campaign platform.

    Embedded in the Conservative Campaigner ’the the official mobile app for supporters of The Conservative Party’ are four trackers

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    5/ The trackers include Facebook Analytics, Facebook Login, Facebook Share, and Google Firebase Analytics - an issue right there.

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    6/ The Privacy Policy for the app, leads to this Ucampaign page with a warning that is not private or safe

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    7/ proceeding takes you to conservatives.com/privacy

    The approach to cookies alone is not compliant with the ePrivacy rules or the GDPR. And look at those trackers …. maybe th @ICOnews should look at this app?

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    8/ No mention of the app or any app in the privacy policy. No mention of Campaign - and WHAT data is uCampaign receiving as a result of the use of this app developed by them?

    NO Mention of tracking in the privacy policy - either with reference to the site or embedded in app

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    9/ so what data exactly is being processed by the embedded trackers and for what purposes? What is the legal basis under the GDPR?

    Does the uCampaign as the developer of the app have access to that data or otherwise harvest it? Is the data held on uCampaign servers in the US?

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    10/ have the Conservatives conducted any assessment?

    So many questions. So many permissions.

    I’m beginning to wonder if @MattHancock advised them on how to develop the app - I mean just look at #HanCocksApp

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    12/ Unlike on the Google Play store, after installing the app, individuals are advised the app is ‘powered by uCampaign’ - clicking the link takes you to the uCampaign home page. The Privacy policy is ambiguous in many ways

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    13/ You can sign in with Facebook , or phone number or email ..

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    14/ The registration email appears to come from Conservative Campaigner but in fact comes from support@ucampaign.co So, data is processed and held by uCampaign in the US. This raises more questions.

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    15/ I asked uCampaign a question and got a GDPR bot

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    18/ serious questions should be asked of the relationship between the Conservatives and uCampaign - of which the latter developed apps on its platform for the Trump-Pence campaign, Vote Leave, the NRA and anti-abortion apps LoveBoth & My8 in the recent Irish abortion referendum

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