That's a big fundraising number. Apparently the DNC is supposed to give written notice at least 10 days in advanced before terminating access, so they're rather directly in the wrong there. Further, the contract between the DNC/campaigns indicates that even with the 10 days in advance, there is no contractual reason to suspend access. Talk about nailed on a cross.According to the lawsuit, every day without the data costs the Sanders' campaign approximately $600,000 in donations.
Also, the Clinton campaign's communications director (or whatever the position is called), besides saying (live on national TV (CNN)) that the Sanders campaign has been running negative attack ads for 2 months (they haven't), also claimed that the Sanders campaign commited what would be grand larceny, exporting/saving/downloading large sums of expensive data. The former is certainly blatant and easily disprovable lying, and the DNC/Hillary campaign has released varied accusations of the latter to the media, but has been skimping on the evidence.
From a release from the Technology company itself: http://blog.ngpvan.com/news/data-security-and-privacy
And it should be noted that a single-page "export" wouldn't provide useful data, but would probably be used to demonstrate an IT problem.Updating with additional information and clarification:
First, a one page-style report containing summary data on a list was saved out of VoteBuilder by one Sanders user. This is what some people have referred to as the “export” from VoteBuilder. As noted below, users were unable to export lists of people.
Here’s what happened.
On Wednesday morning, there was a release of VAN code. Unfortunately, it contained a bug. For a brief window, the voter data that is always searchable across campaigns in VoteBuilder included client scores it should not have, on a specific part of the VAN system. So for voters that a user already had access to, that user was able to search by and view (but not export or save or act on) some attributes that came from another campaign.