Jan 082011
 January 8, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online

Elaine Edwards reports on political organization’s web site in Ireland:

A website launched by Fine Gael to invite members of the public to share their views on policy and the future of Ireland may be in breach of data protection laws, an expert in the field claimed yesterday.

The party set aside its main website finegael.ie on Tuesday and replaced it with finegael2011.com – a site hosted by a US firm called ElectionMall Technologies.

More than 1,000 comments were submitted online by members of the public in the first day.

It emerged, however, that the website did not have a privacy statement and there were also concerns about whether there is a legal basis for the personal data being collected on the site to be processed in the US.

Read more on Irish Times.

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