2.4 million Ontario voters’ private info compromised

By | July 21, 2012

Source: Help Net Security

by Zeljka Zorz

In this article “Elections Ontario, an agency tasked with the organization and conduct of general elections and by-elections in Canada’s Ontario region, is warning voters about the loss and potential theft of two USB sticks containing private information of 2.4 million voters from approximately 20–25 electoral districts.

“The information at issue is limited to full name, gender, birth date, address, whether or not an elector voted in the last provincial election and any other personal information updates provided by voters to Elections Ontario during that time, as well as administrative codes used solely for election purposes,” the agency shared. “The information does not include how an individual voted.”

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