Electronic Voting: A challenge to democracy?
Thursday, February 8, 2007 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Governments around the world are conducting elections using electronic voting machines, websites and even text messages. What benefits and problems have they have found? What attracts governments to evoting?
The Open Rights Group and FIPR have arranged for noted experts from Europe and the US to talk about their experiences so far, including e-voting machines hacked to play chess in the Netherlands and US problems that may have led to thousands of votes going missing in 20069s congressional elections. Confirmed speakers include:
Margaret McGaley (Ireland)
Colm MacCarthaigh (Ireland)
Anne-Marie Oostveen (The Netherlands)
Dr Rebecca Mercuri (USA)
Rop Gonggrijp (The Netherlands) will present a very short demonstration of how Dutch machines were hacked using a live voting machine.
Please join us for a drink afterwards at The Jeremy Bentham, 31 University Street, London WC1E 6JL.
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Open Rights Group
The digital age is transforming society: bringing us greater democracy, transparency and new creative possibilities. When these freedoms are under attack, the Open Rights Group is there to defend them. Founded in 2005 by 1,000 digital activists, ORG has become the UK’s leading voice defending freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, consumer rights and creativity on the net.
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