Source: No Such Thing as Privacy in the Modern Campaign – Barron’s
How you vote may depend on who knows you best. Politicians of all stripes are perfecting the use of computers to identify and influence voters.
Both sides of the political aisle will continue spewing rhetoric describing their dedication to protecting your privacy, but none of them advocate for the substantial changes that are necessary to improve the security of U.S. citizens.
With political candidates, data collectors, and other holders of voter personal data not doing much to safeguard these information assets, U.S. citizens will be highly vulnerable to social engineering, extortion, public shaming, and dirty politics of every kind.
As political campaigns use extensive data collection and sophisticated analysis of our personal data to influence us and raise billions of dollars from us, we should begin holding them more accountable for protecting our data.