African elections in a digital age

2019-10-29

New digital technology has enabled the process of voting to be scrutinised more carefully but rapid digitisation is also influencing the messages that shape how we vote. In an era of big data, how is Africa ensuring that the messages the electorate receives are fair not fake, and shaped by humans rather than machines?

Chair: Karen Allen, Senior Research Advisor, ISS

Speakers: 

Avani Singh, Director, Alt Advisory and attorney specialising in data privacy and international information rights

Dr Nomsa Masuku, Commissioner, Electoral Commission of South Africa

Theo Watson, Microsoft Attorney specialising in technology, privacy and digital transformation

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