Jeb Bush’s email dump puts constituents’ personal data online
Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor now contemplating a run for U.S. president, may not have privacy high on his agenda.
On Tuesday, Bush published online hundreds of thousands of emails he received during his time as governor, between 1999 and 2007. The emails touch on a range of issues including taxes, legislative proposals and affirmative action. Bush says they will form the basis of an ebook about his life as governor.
Many of them are benign. “Governor Bush, thanks for your continued commitment to our education system,” says one from 2005. Another asks Bush to organize a symposium on data theft and fraudulent credit card transactions.