IT staffer in Georgia axed over leak of PII of 6M voters
An Georgia state IT worker was fired after being held responsible for 6 million voter records being compromised.
The fired staffer was not identified, but in a post on the Secretary of State's website, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said the employee “broke internal rules.”
“I have put in place additional safeguards to ensure this situation does not happen again,” Kemp said.
Kemp publicly announced the breach on November 19.
Kemp's action comes a few days after a class action lawsuit alleged that the office of Secretary of State released personal identifying information of Georgia voters to 12 organizations. The suit further alleged that no consumer reporting agencies and "not a single Georgia citizen" had been informed of the breach. The data included dates of birth, Social Security numbers and drivers' license numbers.
Notification is required by state law.