Fourteen Dutch vote aids using a secure connection

Feb

17

2017

The Authority for Personal Data has found that fourteen interactive voice assistants did not use a secure connection. The supervisor instructed the managers of these voice assistants to bring security in order within a week.

In total, the AP examined the security of 24 interactive voice helps. The regulator has both voice assistants who were already online and voice assistants who were inactive reputation. Fourteen of these security were not in order. Based on the research of the supervisor have been removed four interactive voice helps. A spokesman declined to say which four voting aids are removed. The remaining ten voting aids are according to the AP is now a secure connection. This notifies the regulator on its website.

The regulator said at this time to do further research into the retention periods of the data received by the administrators of the voting aids via questionnaires. The spokesman of the AP said that the regulator this study hopes to have completed before the elections on March 15th.

If administrators collect voice aids personal rating, they may not store such according to the AP than is strictly necessary. Legally possible only keep it the data as it serves a legitimate purpose. Which in this specific context of voting aids legitimate purpose for storing the data is not clear from the law. According to the spokesman the study should thereby answer.

Last week, have the AP and the Consumer and Market Authority forced the service VoteMatch to remove trackers. ProDemos, the organization behind the website, giving it responded to and matched the website so no tracking cookies, but only have functional cookies are used, for which no permission has to be sought.

The AP says now also have appealed to the managers of kieskompas.nl, brainwash.nl (the way voter) and politiekesekswijzer.nl the use of tracking cookies. These dial pointers are then removed the tracking cookies.

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