YOUNG: “We’re probing claims of UNC spying…”

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:15

National Security Minister, Stuart Young, says a probe will launched into claims of data mining and spying, sanctioned and used by the United National Congress (UNC).

At a news conference today, the minister stated he is very concerned about the information brought to light in a book by former Cambridge Analytica employee, Christopher Wylie, in which he details how the UNC sanctioned a breach of citizens’ privacy. Minister Young says he also is alarmed at how the information was used by a political party and not the state.

As such, the national security minister says, he will ask for the launch of a criminal investigation into the matter.

He points to possible breaches of the Data Protection Act and the Interception of Communications Act, by the People's Partnership Government, with the assistance of Cambridge Analytica.

He adds, parallel to that probe, the attorney general's office will make an official request for assistance from international jurisdictions.

The minister says a special prosecutor will be appointed to look into this information.

Minister Young says he has reason to believe the information is still being used by the UNC and the party is continuing to abuse the privacy and rights of citizens.

 

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