The publication of the addresses of voters in the electronic inspection of the voter lists is in accordance with the Law on Personal Data Protection, said the Directorate for Personal Data Protection (DPDP) to “Meta”.
In the letter from the Directorate, it states that the Directorate has already pointed out to the State Election Commission not to use the identification numbers of voters on the voter list, and to enable citizens at any time, to contact the State Election Commission for free, and easily request for their addresses not to be published on the electoral roll.
“The State Election Commission have been told not to use identification numbers of voters during the search because there is no legal basis for this process, for electronic access to voter lists in accordance with the Electoral Law and correlation of the Law on Personal Data Protection. At the same time they were told it would be necessary, in combination with Article 11, of the Law on Personal Data Protection to inform citizens at any time, to contact the State Election Commission for free and easy access, and ask for their addresses not to be published on the electoral list for security reasons, ” said the Directorate for Personal Data Protection.
The announcement from the Directorate for Personal Data Protection(DPDP) comes after the reaction that the voters’ list through the SEC’s web application, shows all addresses of citizens and their personal data is available to the public.