Friday, December 05, 2008

Two Held Over BNP Membership Leak

Angela Balakrishnan writes on The Guardian:

Police have arrested two people in Nottinghamshire over the leak of the BNP membership list on the internet.

The arrests came as part of an investigation by the Welsh police, who are in charge of the case, and the information commissioner's office.

Police said the pair, who have not been named, were held in connection with alleged offences under the Data Protection Act.

A spokesman for Dyfed Powys police said: "We can confirm that last night Nottinghamshire police arrested two people as part of a joint investigation with Dyfed Powys police and the information commissioner's office in conjunction with alleged criminal offences under the Data Protection Act.

"The arrests followed an investigation into a complaint received about the unauthorised release of the BNP party membership list."

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