DPA to investigate alleged data breach by conservative MEP

Greece's Data Protection Authority (DPA) has launched an investigation into allegations that New Democracy MEP Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou violated data protection regulations by emailing to Greek voters living overseas ahead of the European Parliament elections in June.

"In response to media inquiries regarding the alleged distribution of unsolicited electronic communication by an EU deputy to Greek expatriates prior to the European elections, the Authority announces that, following numerous relevant complaints, it has promptly initiated an examination procedure into the issue," it stated in a Monday press release.

Asimakopoulou has refuted claims of breaching data protection laws and has provided nebulous, sometimes contradictory, explanations regarding the source of the addresses used for the mass emails.

In an interview with Mega TV over the weekend, she...

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