PI’s submission to the UK Committee on Standards in Public Life on electoral campaigning

PI’s submission highlights the need for the UK Electoral Commission to be reformed in light of the current online political campaigning practices and environment.

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Privacy International responded to a call for submissions by the UK Committee on Standards in Public Life ahead of their electoral regulation review.

This submission follows our recommendations on challenging data exploitation in the online political campaigning ecosystem, and suggests avenues for the Electoral Commission to adapt its regulatory powers to address the resulting privacy challenges, as well as public concerns about data-driven election campaigning.