Facebook is quietly helping to set up a new pro-tech advocacy group to battle Washington

Facebook is quietly helping to set up a new pro-tech advocacy group to battle Washington

The group’s board is set to include Susana Martinez, the former Republican governor of New Mexico; Bradley Smith, a former Republican commissioner on the Federal Election Commission; and Chris Carney, a former Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania who’s now at a consulting firm, two people said.

Facebook expands election integrity efforts ahead of EU vote

Facebook expands election integrity efforts ahead of EU vote

Nick Clegg, the new head of communications, told European officials those groups will collaborate with "lawmakers, election commissions, other tech companies, academics and civil society groups to continue the fight against fake news, prevent the spread of voter suppression efforts and further integrate the large number of teams working on these important issues across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp." In his speech, Clegg also touched on Facebook's efforts to remove networks of pages that propagate false information.

Afterpay accessing electoral roll data under laws designed to target terrorism, money laundering

Afterpay accessing electoral roll data under laws designed to target terrorism, money laundering

The Australian Electoral Commission would not comment on whether the use of the data by the companies was appropriate as the anti-terrorism and money-laundering legislation was administered by the Attorney-General's Department.

EPIC Makes Final Arguments to Supreme Court in Voter Data Privacy Case

EPIC Makes Final Arguments to Supreme Court in Voter Data Privacy Case

Commission, urging the Supreme Court to review a decision that wrongly denied EPIC access to a required privacy impact assessment for state voter data. EPIC filed suit against the Presidential Election Commission last year to halt the collection of state voter data pending the completion of the assessment.

EPIC Files Suit to Block Census Citizenship Question

EPIC Files Suit to Block Census Citizenship Question

Earlier this year, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was shut down after EPIC filed a lawsuit to block the collection of state voter data, and challenging the Commission's failure to complete a privacy impact assessment.