Elections Ontario compromises data on 2.4 million voters

Elections Ontario said today it may have compromised personal information about up to 2.4 million voters. Yes, that’s millions. The data was held on two memory sticks and was not encrypted.

The privacy snafu involves people in up to 25 ridings, said chief electoral officer Greg Essensa. Names, birthdays, addresses and gender were among the details included in the files. Elections Ontario says the compromised information may include whether these individuals voted, but not, apparently, how they voted.

Police are investigating. Enraged Ontario voters are trending on Twitter.


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