Arkansas shares voter data as federal judge mulls privacy issues in Trump panel
A federal judge in Washington Friday heard the arguments on whether to block the voting commission President Trump collecting electoral data from 50 states and in the District, while government lawyers announced that Arkansas was the only state to Transmit the requested data.
District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said to dismiss as soon as possible on the request for a temporary restraining order to stop the collection of data requested by the EPIC in its lawsuit in Against the commission.
EPIC, a watchdog group, ended Friday formally added to the Ministry of Defense – which operates a website that the Commission asks States to send their information to – as a defendant in the trial that has already challenged the Commission in what Argues the group is an “unprecedented” invasion of the White House in the privacy of Americans.
In its complaint, EPIC asked the court to ban the creation of a “secret database stored in the White House” voter registration data, saying that the move poses “staggering” implications. The organization argues that the collection of electronic data lacked legal authority and is the type of governance system that should be subject to a comprehensive privacy impact review.
In a June 28 letter to States, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), Trump group vice president and a conservative voice leading to concerns about electoral fraud, called for “Adware data available in the Electoral market “of July 14, including name, address, date of birth, party registration, social security numbers and partial votes, military history, crime and abroad, among other data.
EPIC said the proposal to collect information on voters across the country would expose all registered voters to risks, including military families whose home address would be revealed, people with partial social security numbers used as passwords for commercial services And those with criminal records in their funds.
“What management describes as public information is actually very rarely regulated and disclosed,” said EPIC President and CEO Marc Rotenberg told reporters after a one-hour hearing. The committee “did not take any action it had to take prior to conducting the consultation and did nothing to ensure” that voter confidentiality is protected.
Government lawyers rejected the EPIC Friday claim saying that the voting committee requested the data that were already available to the public and announce désidentifient or sensitive information before publishing the documents.
Justice Department attorney Elizabeth Shapiro added that the commission was a presidential advisory group, not a federal agency subject to the privacy protection review requirement, and that the Pentagon was the only Federal agency that now knew Work with the commission. She said the Pentagon agreement was a “conduit” for temporary electoral data that eventually dumped by the White House.