Conservative app puts voter identification in campaign workers’ hands

The CBC brings news on how the Conservative Party of Canada tracks people: Conservative app puts voter identification in campaign workers’ hands.

An unusually talkative Conservative staffer may have inadvertently helped CBC News glean exclusive details of a new mobile technology that will help Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s team collect and sort voter information faster than ever before.

Conservative workers are already using a new smartphone and tablet-friendly app called CIMS to Go, or “C2G”, as party members call it.

CIMS stands for Constituent Information Management System, the Conservatives’ powerful voter information database. Along with voter lists and door-knocking data, anyone who has ever donated to the party, agreed to a lawn sign or even filled out an MP comment card is captured in the system.

The new app lets party canvassers log voter information directly into CIMS as they move door-to-door, [continue]

How do you feel about polital campaign doorknockers entering details about you in a national database used by their party?

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