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Personal Data, Social Media and Election Campaigns

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018

This House of Lords Library Briefing was prepared in advance of a debate which was due to take place on 14 June 2018 in the House of Lords. The motion, which was to be moved by Lord Knight of Weymouth (Labour), was that “this House takes note of the use of personal data harvested from social media sites in recent election campaigns and Her Majesty’s Government’s response to this”. This debate is no longer taking place.

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Lords Library notes LLN-2018-0061

Author: Emily Haves

Topics: Consumers, Data protection, Regulation

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