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Voter Info Row Gives Lessons For When Feds Come Knocking

Law360, New York (July 7, 2017, 8:06 PM EDT) -- The president’s election fraud commission’s hotly opposed request for millions of state voter records raises a slew of cybersecurity and privacy concerns, and experts say state governments’ responses offer important examples for businesses that find themselves increasingly under pressure to turn over user data to aid government probes.

The voter data battle began when Kansas Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach, vice chair of an advisory commission that President Donald Trump set up to study federal election voter registration and polling, sent a letter in late June to officials in all 50 states asking for “publicly available voting roll data.” The...

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