Ontario Fails To Shield Voter Info—Still

After losing memory sticks full of data on millions of voters, the agency responsible for elections in Ontario, Canada, hasn't encrypted anything


Even after Elections Ontario discovered that two unencrypted memory sticks containing the personal information of millions of voters had vanished, the agency continued to store voter data on sticks without protective software, according to Ontario's information and privacy commissioner.

Ann Cavoukian said during a news conference Tuesday that she was "so deeply disturbed" by the findings in her investigation of Elections Ontario's "massive breach" last April, including the revelation that the agency replaced the two missing memory sticks with new ones and failed to enable encryption software despite the breach.