January 27, 2023

U.S Elections Poll Worker Data Stored in China

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By Jackson Kincaid


In Brief: 

A whistleblower is blowing the whistle on a Microsoft partner. Konnech is an election software company, specializing in tracking the behavior of U.S poll workers. Konnech’s CEO is being accused of “illegally” storing data in China.

The Background: 

Back in October 2022, Konnech's founder and CEO, Eugene Yu, was arrested and held on suspicion for theft of personal identifying information. He was accused of being in breach of his contract by not keeping his company’s data in the US and only providing access to citizens and permanent residents. Yu instead stored it on servers in the People’s Republic of China, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. These charges were eventually dropped. 

Now, a verified complaint from former Konnech employee and whistleblower Grant Bradley has confirmed the illegal storage of personal data of American citizens being stored on servers in China. 

Bradley reported to The Federalist, who stated:

“That allegation suggests that Konnech had, in fact, stored data on ‘servers housed in China,’ and that possibility resurrects concerns over the FBI’s involvement in the investigation of Konnech, as well as the L.A. district attorney’s decision to drop the criminal charges it had brought against Yu.”

After True Vote accused Yu of breaking the law, Bradley began investigating the “extent of the information provided to the Chinese programmers by Defendants Yu and Konnech and began researching state and federal laws regarding the sharing of personal identifying information with foreign nationals.”

Bradley was terminated from Konnech after refusing the request of Konnech and Yu to refuse to speak to police and investigators.

Notable Quotes: 

“Plaintiff recognized that Defendants had been breaking the law for some time and immediately set out to find alternative work. Regrettably, Plaintiff’s efforts to secure alternative work were unsuccessful before the raid by police.” – Lawsuit filed on behalf of Bradley


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