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Case update 07 October 2021

Ministers, private emails and security risks: High Court orders urgent hearing

Boris Johnson and at least three Ministers past and present – Matt Hancock, Lord Bethell and Greg Hands – have routinely breached national security guidance by using private emails and messaging apps for Government business. 

This, as the Government openly acknowledges, leaves them open to malicious cyber attacks. Use of private emails and private messaging also helps Ministers dodge scrutiny when handling vast sums of taxpayers’ money. 

We have reason to believe that this is the tip of a large iceberg.

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Given the issues raised in our claim, the High Court has now ordered an urgent hearing to consider how to take the claim forward.

This is a very welcome development. Our legal team will be in the High Court on Monday 25 October. We will keep you updated.

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