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Removing personal details from the open voters register

Unless removed, a UK voter’s information is listed on the public electoral register, increasing digital footprint exposure. Removing this information lowers the amount of personal data online and reduces the risk of social engineering.

Why is it important?

The open voters register exposes personal details. By encouraging people to remove their personal details from it, they are at less risk. This can help protect an organisation as people may be used as entry points into it.

Priority Tier

Behaviours in SebDB are ranked by their impact on risk. Tier 1 behaviours have the biggest impact, Tier 4 behaviours the least.

Tier 3

Risk Mitigated

Privacy Violation

Privacy Violation

A privacy violation occurs when an unintended person learns about someone elses private information.

Personal Exposure

Personal Exposure

Personal exposure is the extent to how much someones personal information is available online.

Fraud & Identity Theft

Fraud & Identity Theft

Identity theft and fraud can occur when criminals use personal information for their own gain, or when they cause ...

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