By Chris Williams
21st August 2009
Two people have today been charged with offences under the Data
Protection Act for leaking the BNP's membership list last year.
The pair will appear before magistrates in Nottingham on 1 September,
following a joint investigation by Dyfed-Powys Police and the
Information Commissioner's Office.
They were arrested in December after a file containing details including
names, occupations and addresses of more than 10,000 members of the far
right party was released by an anti-fascist group and quickly spread
At the time BNP leader Nick Griffin claimed the leak was a deliberate
attempt to damage the party by disgruntled former members. He lodged a
criminal complaint with Dyfed-Powys Police, his local force.
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