Next-Generation Technology and Electoral Democracy: Understanding the Changing Environment - Foundation Office Canada
Rapid transformation of the digital sphere has created new and ever more insidious threats to democracy and the electoral process — on a global scale. Growing evidence of foreign influence operations combined with mounting worries over corporate surveillance, the power of platform monopolies and the capabilities of the dark web have challenged government and society in unprecedented ways. CIGI convened a transdisciplinary team of experts from fields such as computer science, law, public policy and digital communication to formulate a special report for key government and civil society stakeholders. The report uses illustrative case studies and also identifies, evaluates and prioritizes policy development and recommendations. It will serve as a foundational piece for facilitating future collaborative discussions aimed at horizontal policy collaboration and international cooperation to protect democracy.