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New technologies in elections - International conference by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)


Brussels – The Venice Commission was invited to the conference entitled « Europe votes 2019: How to unmask and fight online manipulation”, organised by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).

With the European Parliament elections in May this year, and numerous other national elections in EU Member States scheduled for 2019, by means of inter alia this conference the EDPS is facilitating a conversation between data protection authorities, electoral regulators, audio-visual regulators, media and platforms in the fight against online manipulation and abuse of personal data in political campaigning.

A representative of the Commission intervened on the following subject: “The contribution of the Council of Europe in establishing standards to ensure secure use of new technologies in elections”.
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