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Remote voting using video is best option, tech, cybersecurity experts tell PROC

By Palak Mangat      

'It’s a lot easier to match a person’s face and voice, deepfakes notwithstanding, whereas when you are voting through an app, what the system is recording is not that you voted, but rather that somebody with your credentials voted,' says Aleksander Essex.

Liberal MP Ruby Sahota, pictured on May 12, 2020, chaired the House Affairs Committee Thursday, which heard from cybersecurity and tech experts who recommend MPs adopt changes that allow their colleagues to vote using video confirmation. Image courtesy House of Commons

As MPs take stock of how to implement remote voting in the House amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some cybersecurity and tech experts told a House committee Thursday that voting using video confirmation might be the best way to go. 

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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