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Who is selling Ukrainians’ personal data online and for what purposes?


An activist uncovered a Telegram chatbot selling personal dataImage by Gerd Altmann, Pixabay.
Following a number of highly publicized leaks of citizens’ sensitive personal information, Ukrainians are slowly waking up to the importance of data protection. Yet, with the local elections approaching on October 25, a trove of voters’ personal data already available online creates ripe conditions for targeted dissemination of disinformation or any other malicious content by both domestic and foreign political actors.
In May 2020, a Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Flonts alerted the public about an anonymous @UA_baza chatbot on a popular messaging app Telegram selling personal data of Ukrainian citizens. …read more

Source:: Global Voices

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