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´╗┐Electronic Voting

Date Thursday 01 Nov 2018
Time 18:00 - for a 18:30 start
Free admission
Speaker

Matthew Rice

About the speaker

Matthew Rice is Open Rights Group's Scotland Director. He leads on establishing Open Rights Group in debates in Scotland, working with local groups, expanding membership and funding in Scotland and raising the profile of the organisation in Scottish media. He holds an MA in Human Rights from University College London and an LLB from the University of Aberdeen.

Matthew was previously at Privacy International as an Advocacy Officer working with their International Network of partners and developing the Surveillance Industry Index.

Open Rights Group is a UK based digital campaigning organisation working to protect the rights to privacy and free speech online. With over 3,000 active supporters, they are a grassroots organisation with local groups across the UK.

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Location Room N107, RGU, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ
Car parking is available on site during the evening.
Abstract

The Scottish Government have committed to trialling electronic voting as part of its digital strategy. In July 2018, Aberdeen City Council put out a procurement notice for an electronic voting system for Aberdeenshire Council and the Highland Council.

Electronic voting has been promoted as a way to engage a new generation of voters, but at what costs? Can electronic voting satisfy the requirements for a vote to be anonymous, verifiable, and secure? Open Rights Group have been an independent observer at trials of electronic voting in the United Kingdom and made up part of a group of security researchers that assessed the 2014 general election in Estonia. This event will see Open Rights Group present the results of that research, look at case studies from other parts of the world and discuss with BCS members the pressing questions for a trial of electronic voting:

  • What standards should underpin an electronic voting trial?
  • What identity attributes should be required for assurance on the system?
  • Who should be involved the audit of the system?

BCS Aberdeen AGM 2018 followed by a talk on Ransomware

Date Wednesday 12 Sep 2018
Time 18:00 - for a 18:30 start
Free admission
Speaker

James Lyne (Sophos)
Leo (PC Security Channel)
Keren Elazari (TED talk on Hackers)

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Location Room N346, RGU, Sir Ian Wood Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ
Car parking is available on site during the evening.
Abstract

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Our AGM is an important opportunity to influence plans for future talks and events and also to JOIN THE COMMITTEE. We have had a number of retirals and are particularly keen to recruit new members from an industrial background.

If you wish to join us please COME EARLY and make yourself known to Jon Tyler, Norman Bain or Peter Gray during the coffee period from 6 PM. We are especially keen to recruit a YOUNG PROFESSIONAL, recently started working in IT.

Following our short AGM Peter Gray will introduce extracts from a number of talk-videos on "RANSOMWARE, and the Role of Hackers", using them as discussion starters.

The Speakers will include:

  • James Lyne (Sophos)
  • Leo (PC Security Channel)
  • Keren Elazari (TED talk on Hackers)

This is your chance to learn more about these increasingly worrying developments and to exchange views and experience with other members.