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How presidential campaigns could be putting your data at risk

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How presidential campaigns could be putting your data at risk

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Privacy experts are concerned that the way presidential campaigns collect, store and sometimes sell personal data is putting people at risk in ways they might not anticipate when they fork over their email address or make a donation.

Campaigns increasingly seek to build sophisticated data sets that can help them gain an edge, much the way President Obama’s campaign did in 2012.

But unlike in the commercial sector, campaign data remains a kind of Wild West, with the candidates under no obligation to safeguard the information.

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