QUEENSLAND ELECTORAL ROLE AT RISK AS CODING ROLE IS OUTSOURCED TO CHINA

The Palaszczuk Labor government is being accused of “recklessly causing a security risk by allowing Chinese-based coders to write critical software for the Electoral Commission of Queensland,” according to Sky News host Peta Credlin. The outsourcing of coding by the electoral commission “potentially gives China access to the QLD electoral roll, and the ability to manipulate digital information around elections in that state,” she said. Queensland Liberal MP Fiona Simpson said one of the reasons for the “train smash” reporting of the recent by-election results in Queensland, was because the Chinese-based coders were in lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis in Wuhan. “It’s a compromise and it risks the security of our elections, she said.

Source: Sky News

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