By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-1-20

Privacy and civil rights groups want some answers from Amazon over election security, or the lack of it.

That came in a letter from 17 public-interest groups condemning the company for election security failures and seeking more transparency about how they have responded to breaches of election data.

That followed a report from Reuters that voter information stored by Amazon in the cloud had been breached multiple times, breaches they argue could be weaponized to manipulate the 2020 election.

“Amazon needs to be transparent about their response to these breaches, so the public can evaluate the security of the election system and the steps Amazon is taking,” they said.

They conceded that Amazon maintains the infrastructure and it is up to customers to secure their data, but they add that the election system is not an everyday customer. » Read More