23 Oct Google Search Exposes Voter Tracking Practices of Australia’s Labor Party
Information about the voter tracking system of Australia’s Labor Party had reportedly been discoverable just by a simple Google search for weeks, possibly months, according to media firm ABC.
The exposed secrets detailed how the system’s manufacturer, Magenta Linas, carried out upgrades that allowed the party to store individuals’ beliefs about the same-sex marriage survey. The report was confirmed by an ALP spokesperson who said that the information was inadvertently cached due to contractor error.
However, the contractor said that no personal information and no electoral roll information was published or made accessible at any stage. The information has already been removed from Google after the firm had been alerted.