Georgia to Hire Auditing Firm After Voters' Data Released

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Posted at 10:11 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 17:13:33-05

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's secretary of state says he'll hire a firm to audit his office after personal information for Georgia's 6 million voters was released to news media and political parties.

Brian Kemp made the announcement on Friday, a day after his office posted fraud prevention tips on its website. Officials have not offered voters monitoring services. Kemp reiterated Friday that he is confident voters' information is secure.

Earlier Friday, Kemp spokesman David Dove said nine of the 12 released discs were returned, but cybersecurity experts questioned whether officials can guarantee the information stayed on the discs. One recipient made a signed statement that he threw out a disc.

Officials said the other two discs also were destroyed by recipients.

Kemp has said a technology employee released the information and was fired.

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11/20/2015 7:57:17 PM (GMT -5:00)