Georgia Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp posted the details of 291,164 absentee voters online in a downloadable Excel file, TechCrunch reports. The file included the names, addresses and reasons for filing an absentee ballot. In a move that angered many, the webpage stated the post was to enable Georgian residents to “check the status” of their absentee ballot. “While the data may already be public, it is not publicly available in aggregate like this,” Jake Williams, founder of Rendition Infosec and Georgia resident, said. “Releasing this data in aggregate could be seen as suppressing future absentee voters in Georgia who do not want their information released in this manner.” The link to the spreadsheet has since been removed from the website.
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