Home >> Linux >> White House Releases Sensitive Personal Info From Voters Concerned About Privacy

White House Releases Sensitive Personal Info From Voters Concerned About Privacy

Huge_UID shares an article from Vox:
The White House just responded to concerns it would release voters’ sensitive personal information by releasing a bunch of voters’ sensitive personal information. Last month, the White House’s “election integrity” commission sent out requests to every state asking for all voters’ names, party IDs, addresses, and even the last four digits of their Social Security numbers, among other information. The White House then said this information would be made available to the public. A lot of people did not like the idea, fearing that their personal information could be made public. So some sent emails to the White House, demanding that it rescind the request. This week, the White House decided to make those emails from concerned citizens public through the commission’s new website… It didn’t censor any of the personal information — such as names, email addresses, actual addresses, and phone numbers — included in those emails.
Some of the emails also included the commenter’s place of employment — though at least one commenter helpfully informed the White House that their voter info was available at Goatse. But the voting comission is now also facing new lawsuits from the ACLU, Public Citizen, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, McClatchy reported on Monday, noting that “Trump’s voting commission has told states to hold off on sharing the data until after a judge’s ruling in a lawsuit.”

Share on Google+

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *