Release: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
GA Secretary of State Brian Kemp Compromises Privacy and Security of Millions of Georgians
Atlanta, GA – Today, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that two Georgia voters have filed a class action lawsuit alleging “a massive data breach by Secretary of State Brian Kemp involving the Social Security numbers and other private information of more than six million voters statewide.”
Democratic Party of Georgia Chair DuBose Porter issued the following statement in response to this news.
“This wasn’t hacking. This is a government official—Brian Kemp—distributing the personal identification information of over six million Georgians. My privacy has been compromised, and yours probably has as well. It’s been over a month, and not a single voter has been notified—it took a lawsuit for Georgians to learn that their information has been compromised.
“All we’ve heard from Republican leaders is a deafening silence. Not a word from Brian Kemp, not a word from Gov. Nathan Deal or Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. Attorney General Sam Olens has been silent. Nathan Deal should have already ordered a full investigation by the Inspector General.
“Brian Kemp’s incompetence has now put all Georgians on Red Alert.”