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Data protection commissioner looking into election violations

A political party has alleged their systems were hacked, data protection commissioner Irini Loizidou-Nicolaidou said on Monday.

The complaint was filed to her office and the case has been passed on to police to investigate, she told the Cyprus News Agency.

She did not provide any further information.

Nonetheless, the second round of presidential elections went far smoother than last Sunday according to Nicolaidou and violations of the law which involved reading out identity card numbers at polling station were not repeated during the runoff.

“This means the orders given to the polling stations we had received complaints about were effective. This is very positive.”

Calls to Nicolaidou’s office during the second round of elections were primarily centred on people seeking to know their rights as opposed to filing complaints, she added.

Investigations are ongoing regarding complaints that political parties texted members of the public, even on the day of the first round of elections in violation of the law.


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