The Guardian has a report from Yet Another Undercover Journalist who has managed to infiltrate the British National Party, as the local organiser in Central London, for 7 months.
The most interesting revelation was the use which the BNP apparently makes of encryption in order to protect their membership lists, although obviously not from authorised insiders.
Nick explained that the lists of local members and former members would be sent to me in encrypted emails. He slid a brown envelope across the table: inside was a CD which held the software which would enable me to decode them. He also asked me to write down the elaborate password I must use with the software: "the KING was born on 31 FEBRUARY."
No matter what you think of their odious politics, and whether or not you believe that their current leadership is genuinely trying to move away from their thuggish past, the use of encryption to protect the BNP membership lists is something to be applauded.
Does your political party or campaign group, or local church or other place of religious worship, or local school parents/teachers association etc. protect your personal details with strong encryption, or not ?
If not, then why not ?