My first read is a bit of making a mountain out of a molehill.
According to the article, what was exposed, but not neccesarily accessed, was:
2. dates of birth,
3. home addresses,
4. phone numbers,
5. voter registration details,
6. “modeled” voter ethnicities and religions.
Now, public information on voter roles consists of your:
2. Street address
3. Party affiliation
4. Elections in which you did (or did not) vote
5. Phone number
6. Email address
So basically, the info is already out there, with the exception of the DOB and inferred data on ethnicity and religion. Who gets hurt here is primarily companies that make money selling campaigns preformatted public information.
Who gains is (hopefully) the public who better understands what information about voting records is publically available.
Edited by dantose, 19 June 2017 - 05:57 PM.