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Election Cybersecurity and the Role of Political Parties

Political parties are an essential part of electoral democracy. They have also been identified by the intelligence community and academic researchers as a weak point in the cybersecurity of many democracies. The hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails is one prominent example of how ineffective cybersecurity by a political party can have far-reaching implications. …

Voter Data and the Impact of Privacy Legislation Gaps on Cybersecurity of Elections

In Canada, there are both legislative gaps and ambiguity around the privacy obligations of political parties with respect to voter data. Despite the highly sensitive nature of political preferences, political parties have been largely exempt from formal obligations to protect personal information. Privacy legislation requires that entities adhere to fair information principles, which require notice …