Hunting and anti-hunting groups locked in tit-for-tat row over data gathering

by Jeremy

Longstanding disagreements between hunting groups and anti-hunting activists have broken out into allegations of illegal data gathering from both sides.

Hunting and anti-hunting groups locked in tit-for-tat row over data gathering

Activists claim that two leaked internal documents created by pro-hunting groups suggest they are collecting and holding personal information on hunt saboteurs – activists that use sabotage as a form of direct action to stop illegal fox hunting – and further suggest the data is being shared with counter-terror police.

The saboteurs have accused the hunting groups of illegally collecting their personal information and are now seeking to instigate multiple claims under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

However, these documents have been obtained illegally and may be the subject of a criminal investigation. The hunt supporters involved are also concerned about how the activists might use personal information about hunt members following a series of recent data breaches.

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