Data and Elections

Privacy International’s interest in this topic is global. Closely tied with our Data Exploitation Programme, Privacy International is working with partners in our International Network in order to:

  • Increase transparency around data collection, profiling and targeted messages during elections.  
  • Assess the impact of data protection regimes around the world, and identify the need for additional regulatory mechanisms to provide necessary safeguards, and advocate for stronger protections for individuals during elections. 
  • Unpack the corporate ecosystem surrounding micro-targeting in elections and 
  • Scrutinise State involvement in funding such campaigns.