Conservative MPs raging after party app leaks their mobile phone numbers

Gavin Williamson MP for South Staffordshire- pic under creative commons licence by Chris McAndrew

Setting out her plans for a festival in post-Brexit Britain, she said: "We want to showcase what makes our country great today".

"We are aware of an incident involving a Conservative Party conference app and we will be making enquiries with the Conservative Party", an ICO spokesperson said.

Personal details of senior British cabinet ministers, including their private mobile phone numbers, were made available to the public by a security breach in an app for the Conservative Party's annual conference. "We are investigating the issue further and apologize for any concern caused".

BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said the technical glitch was "deeply, deeply embarrassing" for the party.

The official conference app allowed users to access another individual's details if that person's email address was known.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who was arriving at the conference in Birmingham, ignored questions from reporters about the security blunder.

Last week, Britain's opposition Labour Party sought to woo business bosses even as it unveiled a raft of radical economic policies, saying that the Conservatives had given them the opportunity to pitch an alternative leftist strategy.

It was an inauspicious start to a meeting that many Conservatives were already anxious about.

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Was this a breach of national security? No.

And this may well not be the end of it, with the Information Commissioner's Office now involved.

Users were able to log into the app using the parliamentary email addresses of MPs without even entering a password.

Michael Gove had his mugshot changed into a picture of Rupert Murdoch, his old boss at News International, while Boris Johnson had porn uploaded over the top of his picture.

Several backbench MPs also joined former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage, a leading Brexit campaigner, at a rally here Sunday, demanding May "chuck" her plan. "Under the GDPR [General Data Protection Regulation] they must notify the ICO within 72 hours of becoming aware of a personal data breach, if it could pose a risk to people's rights and freedoms".

Ahead of the conference, the British Chambers of Commerce said it wanted the Conservatives to overcome their internal divisions and "to deliver real-world, practical answers to business's ongoing questions around Brexit - and avoid a messy and disorderly exit from the European Union".

Labour's grassroots campaign group Momentum said their party's app had been developed by a team of volunteers, adding: "I'm sure they'd be happy to give the Tories a few tips next year".

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