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Based on our investigation, the data dumps include 1.3 million records of overseas Filipino voters, which included passport numbers and expiry dates.
What is alarming is that this crucial data is just in plain text and accessible to everyone.
There are however discrepancies in the statements made and our findings.
COMELEC officials claimed that there were no sensitive information stored in the database.
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