So this evening news is just coming out about an errant USB drive has been lost from the office of…
C’mon people. Elections Ontario loses USB drive with voter data? This is why we can’t have nice things.
Elections Ontario has discovered a privacy breach that involves the personal information of voters in up to 24 provincial ridings.
CBC News has learned that memory sticks containing personal information about voters have gone missing from the office of the chief electoral officer for Ontario.
The information on the missing memory sticks includes the full name, address, gender and birth date of voters and may also include information on whether or not these same individuals voted.
There is no word yet as to whether or not the data was encrypted or, more importantly, why it was on the USB drive in the first place. Was someone getting into the sauce? I guess we’ll find out Tuesday morning.
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