Technology is critical to the way we run modern elections. Many of us have questions about the way our elections are run, especially during the pandemic. From the pervasiveness of digital advertising, to the growing adoption of mail-in ballots and electronic voting machines, we’re placing increasing faith in technology to underpin the electoral process.
Join our three panellists, each individually respected for their insights into election security, as they help us understand the unique risks to the 2020 US election. Each of our panellists is committed to sifting through the spin, to uncover truths about the risks to our free and fair elections.
Parsons School of Design at The New School
Director, Cyber Risk Research
Election Integrity Advocate
David Carroll is an associate professor of media design and former Director of the MFA Design and Technology graduate program at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design at The New School. He is known for legally challenging Cambridge Analytica and related companies in the UK courts to recapture his 2016 voter profile using European data protection law. Featured in The Great Hack (2019) on Netflix, his data quest has appeared in WIRED, The Guardian, Motherboard, The Boston Review, Slate, Mother Jones, and the international press more widely.
Chris Vickery is the Director of Cyber Risk Research at UpGuard. Chris has a stunning track record of discovering major data exposures, securing a total of nearly two billion sensitive records to date and preventing malicious data usage. He has been cited as a cyber security expert by The New York Times, Forbes, Reuters, BBC, LA Times, Washington Post, and many other publications. Some examples of his high profile data discoveries involve entities such as Aggregate IQ, Verizon, Viacom, the RNC, branches of the US Department of Defense, Tesla Motors, and many more.
Jennifer Cohn is an election integrity advocate, writer, and journalist. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1989 and Hastings College of the Law in 1993. Since the 2016 election, she has focused her professional efforts exclusively on investigating and exposing our country’s insecure computerized elections. She was a law partner at Nielsen Haley & Abbott in Marin County for many years, where she specialized in insurance coverage and civil appeals. Before that, she specialized in criminal appellate law.