What: Roundtable Discussion on E-Deceptive Campaign Practices
Report: Technology and Democracy 2.0

Where: Electronic Privacy Information Center, 1718 Connecticut
Avenue, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20009.

When: Monday, October 20, 2008, 2-3:00 PM

Discussion: The Electronic Privacy Information Center is co-releasing one of two reports prepared on the topic of electronic deceptive campaign practices and the 2008 election. Deceptive campaigns are attempts to misdirect targeted voters regarding the voting process for public elections. Election activity that would be considered deceptive could include false statements about polling times, date of the election, voter identification rules, or the eligibility requirements for voters who wish to cast a ballot. Historically, disinformation and misinformation efforts intended to suppress voter participation have been systemic attempts to reduce voter participation among low-income, minority, young, disabled, and elderly voters. In 2008, millions of new voters are engaging the political process through Internet communication, which presents an opportunity to review the technology and the incident of e-deceptive campaign practices.

A press 2-3PM discussion will allow a more thorough review of the findings and recommendations of the technology report.

E-Deceptive Campaign Practices Report: Internet Technology & Democracy 2.0

Moderator: Lillie Coney, Associate Director EPIC, Coordinator National Committee
for Voting Integrity

Peter Neumann, Chair, National Committee for Voting Integrity

Jon Pincus, Vice-chair of online visibility for the Computers, Freedom,
and Privacy (CFP) conference

Erik Nilsson chairs the Computing Professionals for Social Responsibility
working group on computers and elections

A law and policy companion verion of the report was produced by Common Cause with the assistance of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

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