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Political Party Says It Won’t Sell Voter Data

BIG DATA—U.S.

February 12, 2013

After it was reported certain state political parties were considering selling voter data collected from past campaigns to private companies, ProPublica reports those parties have said they will not sell voter data. Democrat National Voter File Co-op Board Chairman Ray Buckley said, “While such a sale is certainly a hypothetical possibility, it’s not one we intend to explore.” Another member of the co-op said, “There’s certainly other private firms and consulting firms that already do collect political data and then sell that out to corporations, and the question is…whether other state parties, whether Democrats or Republicans, actually participate in that.”
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