Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Must Protect Data from Hackers

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Media Outlet: The Hill

Joshua Geltzer, with Rajesh De and Matthew G. Olsen, wrote for the Hill on the urgent need to protect the sensitive data collected by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity:

Many states have responded with alarm to the massive data call issued by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity co-chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. State election officials have voiced concerns that the commission’s real agenda is to generate support for election laws that suppress voter participation. Indeed, 21 states and the District of Columbia declined to provide any data in response to the commission’s initial outreach, which a federal district judge made clear is merely a request, not a lawful demand.

Author:

Joshua Geltzer is an ASU Future of War Fellow at New America. He is writing a book exploring challenges associated with modern communications technologies such as social media platforms, file-upload sites, and internet search engines.