Data breaches spiral around Nick Clegg in UK election

Graham Cluley

Nick Clegg, leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrat party, has found himself in the middle of a couple of stories about data security with the UK election just a matter of weeks away.

British tabloid The Sun is reporting that Clegg’s secret preparations for a TV debate with Conservative rival David Cameron and incumbent Prime Minister Gordon Brown were left in the back of a taxi cab.

The secret dossier, prepared by Clegg’s strategic communications adviser John Sharkey, includes feedback on the Liberal Democrat leader’s performance at rehearsals, and was presumably compiled to make his TV appearance more appealing to voters.

In addition, the leaked notes remind Clegg to ape some of the characteristics of its rivals. For instance it says:

“DC (David Cameron) talks a lot in the…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.