An ethics database found on the office of Kansas Secretary of State’s website, which posted the last four digits of state employees' and elected officials' Social Security numbers, was recently removed from public view, the Associated Press reports. Gizmodo first reported on the breach and what it called a “beyond reckless” failure to redact the partial Social Security data and informed Secretary of State Kris Kobach of the issue. A statement from Kobach’s office said it is legally required to publish the disclosure forms and called them "an important tool in ensuring government transparency," but agreed the Social Security data should be redacted. Kris Kobach was vice chairman of the now-disbanded voter fraud commission.
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