Elections Offices Severing Ties With Elections Software Firm After CEO’s Arrest

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Governments around the country are reconsidering contracts with a firm whose CEO was arrested last week on allegations of illegally storing election workers’ personal data on servers in China.

Eugene Yu was arrested on Oct. 5 near Lansing, Michigan—where his Konnech firm is based—on data theft charges lodged by Los Angeles County district attorney George Gascon. Storing such data offshore violates its contract with the county, Gascon’s office said.

Konnech subsequently lost contracts with Detroit and Fairfax County, Virginia.

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