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Cibersecurity and Electoral Justice

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In the framework of the Electoral Justice Global Network, coordinated by the Mexican Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Branch, the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies together with the Military Law Class from Complutense University and the Minister of Defense, the Research Group of Complutense University on New Technologies and Democracy and the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court, have organized the International Academic Congress on Cibersecurity and Electoral Justice: “ Impact of technology and the phenomenon of bots, fakenews, big data and others on the exercise of electoral and political rights, electoral processes and electoral regulation”.

 

The Congress arises from the need to reflect and debate about the impact that new technologies has had on our understanding of democracy in general, and of elections in particular. New technologies have modified and complemented traditional forms of political participation, opening new channels for debate and communication, impacting as well how campaigns are conducted and how is political information distributed. Additionally, the so-called bots, algorithms or big data have impacted the way in which we exercise political-electoral rights and the functioning of electoral processes itself. In times in which there are repeated complaints around the world about the fragility of electoral systems, it is urgent to critically review the challenges posed by these new technologies, both from a practical and theoretical-legal perspective.

In order to analyze the multiple aspects of this issue, the Congress will structure the debate around the requirements that a democratic electoral process should fulfill: (i) promote a free and informed voting; (ii) guarantee electoral security; and (iii) allow the functioning of an equitable, fair and transparent electoral system.

 

Format of the Conference

The Congress will begin with an Opening Conference on "Participation and representation", in which the generic challenge of updating democracy before technology will be considered. The Conference will be then organized in three thematic tables where renowned speakers will present for approximately fifteen minutes, followed by the presentation of those works that have been selected in the public call for papers. Finally, a time for the debate with the attending public will be allocated.

 

Date and place

12-13th April 2018

Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales (CEPC)

Plaza de la Marina Española 9, Madrid, Spain



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