Session 1 – US Election

Title: Data, Digital Transparency, Disinformation and Privacy in the 2020 US Election

The November 2020 Election will be remembered as one of the most incendiary of modern times, with the roles of data, digital transparency, disinformation, and data privacy all central to both presidential campaigns as well as to specific ballot initiatives.

This special panel of the In:Confidence Digital Series explored how data is being collected and leveraged in political campaigns and election processes. The panelists discussed the role technology is playing as data is used to micro target voters, spread misinformation, and otherwise influence voters. They also focused on who’s responsible for protecting consumer privacy – the government or businesses.

You’ll hear from an exhilarating selection of speakers, drawn from government (Ellen Weintraub, Commissioner, U.S Federal Election Commission), technology (Ginny Badanes, Director of Strategic Projects, Microsoft) and academia (J.Alexander Halderman, Professor of Computer Science, University of Michigan).

We hope you enjoy the session!