Conservative MPs including Boris Johnson have had their phone numbers and other personal details revealed by the party’s conference app.
A Guardian columnist highlighted the security breach on Twitter and the BBC was also able to access private details of people attending the event.
The Conservative Party apologised for “any concern caused” and said “the technical issue has been resolved”. The Information Commissioner’s Office said it would be making inquiries.
BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said the technical glitch was “deeply, deeply embarrassing” for the party.
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