Homes raided as part of investigation into Matt Hancock CCTV leak
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Two homes have been raided in connection with the CCTV footage leaked from Matt Hancock’s office, the data protection watchdog has revealed.
Personal computer equipment and electronic devices were seized as part of the operation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said.
The watchdog is investigating an alleged data breach after images and footage was published that showed the former Health Secretary kissing a female aide.
The scandal brought down Mr Hancock’s Cabinet career after he admitted he had flouted the “no hugging” social-distancing rules that were in force at the time of his clinch with Gina Coladangelo.
It comes after the company which provides facilities management and CCTV for the Department of Health – EMCOR Group (UK) plc – reported a breach of personal data.
The company has alleged that images were taken from the department’s CCTV system without consent from either them or the Government. CCTV images were later published by The Sun newspaper on June 25.