John Sawers is correct to highlight security risks, but wrong to warn against online voting adoption

The former head of MI6 has today warned against the adoption of online voting in elections citing fears of 'international cyber warfare'. Speaking to the BBC, Sir John Sawers said: "The more things that go online, the more susceptible you are to cyber attacks. The only trouble is, the younger generation of people expect to be … Continue reading John Sawers is correct to highlight security risks, but wrong to warn against online voting adoption

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REPORT: Online voting can be secured and should be an option in the 2020 UK General Election

Online voting can be made sufficiently secure and should be introduced for the 2020 UK General Election, according to a new report ‘Secure Voting’ launched today.  The report, backed by MPs from across the political spectrum, is written by global experts and academics in the electronic voting field and examines the key security challenges facing … Continue reading REPORT: Online voting can be secured and should be an option in the 2020 UK General Election

Secure online voting will be used in the Labour leadership election

Procedural guidelines published by the Labour Party this week have outlined that 'secure electronic voting' will be an option in the upcoming Labour leadership and deputy leadership elections.  This follows their adoption of online voting last year in internal elections for their National Executive Committee. The UK Labour Party are electing a new leadership team … Continue reading Secure online voting will be used in the Labour leadership election

University of Birmingham researchers claim ‘breakthrough’ in secure online voting technology

Computer scientists at the University of Birmingham have claimed to have made a 'breakthrough' in secure online voting technology, developing a technique to allow people to cast their election votes online even if their computers are suspected of having viruses. Led by Professor Mark Ryan, the researchers have taken inspiration from banks and have created … Continue reading University of Birmingham researchers claim ‘breakthrough’ in secure online voting technology

Cabinet Office to roll out tool to verify users’ identities online

The Government Digital Service, which is part of the Cabinet Office, is to roll out a new tool called 'GOV.UK Verify' which it says will be able to help people prove that they are who they say they are online. This is a part of the Government's strategy to make government services 'digital by default' … Continue reading Cabinet Office to roll out tool to verify users’ identities online