Data-driven elections and the key questions about voter surveillance - 2019-08-05

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F0.png Data-driven elections and the key questions about voter surveillance August 5, 2019, David Lyon, The Conversation

The upcoming Canadian federal election once again raises the spectre of interference and disruption through the misuse and abuse of personal data.

This is a surveillance issue, because as experts who study surveillance, we know political consultancy companies are collecting, analyzing and using data in order to powerfully influence populations who are generally unaware of how their data is being processed. Opacity and complexity are common features of contemporary surveillance issues.

These questions have come to global public attention as a result of the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandals.

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