July Blog Round-Up: Data Transfers, Pilot Projects, and Online University Elections

Jul 31, 2023

Curious about our recently published blog articles? Let’s take a look at this month’s posts:

EDGE: Elections in the Digital Era

On EDGE, our Research & Security blog, Scytl Public Policy Researcher Adrià Rodríguez-Pérez (PhD) wrote about the current state of international data transfers, with a focus on those between the European Union and the United States. Increasingly, data protection regulations impose restrictions on where data can be processed.

Be it as part of a law, a contractual obligation, or a technical requirement, it is common that personal data cannot leave a territory, a country, or a region. However, The just-adopted EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework will allow organizations to more easily transfer personal data from the EU/EEA (European Economic Area) to the US. Adrià explores the implication of this agreement.

Meanwhile, Cryptography Researcher Jordi Cucurull (PhD) gave us a sneak peek at the recent online voting pilot project completed at the University of Tartu in Estonia as part of the international mGov4EU project. Having reached the last year of the EU-funded project, our experts have started to conduct the pilots to demonstrate the online voting technology that has been designed and implemented during the project. The pilot, which is just one component of the collaborative project focused on secure and simple user authentication, has been divided into two phases, the first of which has recently been conducted.

Corporate Online Voting Blog

Over on our corporate blog, Jake Mahr (PhD) provided an overview of Scytl’s online voting solution for universities and colleges. Secure online voting technology offers higher education institutions a number of benefits, including greater efficiency in event planning, increased and lasting student engagement, and top-of-the-line privacy and security mechanisms to meet compliance standards and protect sensitive data.

Scytl’s Invote Pro solution has been designed with these needs in mind, resulting in an online voting system that is equipped with government-grade technology while still being practical and easy-to-use, at both the administrative and voter ends.

The article highlights the features that ensure Invote Pro offers:

  • Security and privacy at every step
  • Greater efficiency with fewer resources
  • Flexibility for any kind of event

Find out more about online voting for universities in the blogpost!

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