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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:55 AM

Boris Johnson Secretly Asked For A Massive Amount Of User Data To Be Tracked. Dominic Cummings Said

Source: Buzzfeed News

Boris Johnson has secretly ordered the Cabinet Office to turn the government's public internet service into a platform for "targeted and personalised information" to be gathered in the run-up to Brexit, BuzzFeed News has learned.

In a move that has alarmed Whitehall officials, the prime minister has instructed departments to share data they collect about usage of the GOV.UK portal so that it can feed into preparations for leaving the European Union at the end of next month.

Dominic Cummings, the prime minister’s chief adviser, emailed senior officials instructing them to make sure that ministers, department heads and political aides know that the instruction is “TOP PRIORITY”, according to leaked government documents.

In a personal minute on 19 August to members of the cabinet’s EU exit operations (“XO”) committee, which is responsible for no-deal preparations, Johnson said centralised data was also necessary to accelerate his ambitions for a digital revolution in public services. The committee includes chancellor Sajid Javid, home secretary Priti Patel, and the minister responsible for no-deal planning, Michael Gove

Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexspence/boris-johnson-dominic-cummings-voter-data

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:58 AM

1. Kick Rec - basically what Facebook allowed to happen in 2015-2016?

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:25 PM

2. This has the frenetic energy of the Gong Show

Not sure how they think they are planning for something that has at present no legal path.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:39 PM

3. BoJo requests extension as required

Includes covering statement - My government does not intend to conduct further negotiations on the terms of Britain's exit from the EU in the foreseeable future.

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Response to crazytown (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:51 PM

4. Yes, thanks for the clarification

I should refrain from off the cuff comments I don't understand well. It just sounds disorganized to me with the portal used for info gathering which I take to mean this hasn't been done before.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 12:57 PM

5. My clarification is very speculative.

BoJo is required by law to request a 3 month extension to Britains exit. I am suggesting he can request an extension, but also state that he is not actually considering making new proposals to them. The EU may reject that request and pull the trigger on October 30.

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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 03:17 PM

6. David Lammy explains.......British Parliament Suspended After Trump-Backed PM Defeated Again

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 07:06 PM

7. I find it hard to square "anonymised user data"

with "targeted and personalised information". These people are serial liars.

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