Unwanted Witness publish a briefing for election observers on the importance of privacy and data protection in the election cycle.

The briefing provides a starting point for discussion on how privacy and data protection can be incorporated into election observation methodology and operationalised in the election observation process

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Data exploitation in digital political campaigns and its implication on electoral democracy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The last decade has seen an explosion in the use of digital tools in political campaigning. Perceptions have also changed in that time. The use of social media was first foreshowed as a positive revolution in the mass engagement of voters. More recently we have seen serious...

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Risks to unregulated personal data use and what stakeholders must-do during the 2020/21 electoral process.

The upcoming 2021 general election raises concerns of electoral malpractices and uncertainty through the misuse and abuse of personal data such as phone numbers, email addresses, political ideology and location data. Politicians now believe they can win elections if they just have better, more refined and more accurate data...

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