PI joins call for updated electoral regulation following 2019 UK General Election

UK General Election 2019: Digital disruption by political parties

In the run up to the UK General Election on 12 December 2019, Privacy International, joined by other organisations called on political parties to come clean about their use of data. The lack of response to these demands combined with other evidence gathered by groups during the run up to the election demonstrates that current regulations are not fit for the digital era.

This briefing to which Privacy International contributed together with Demos, the Computational Propaganda Project at the University of Oxford, Full Fact, Global Witness, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Open Rights Group and Who Targets Me, with support from Digital Action, provides:

  • Background;
  • Evidence from the 2019 campaign; and
  • Recommendations for reform of the rules governing election campaigning in the UK.