BUILDING TRUST IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS
Identity management has always played an indispensable role in facilitating citizen participation in the democratic process by making possible trustworthy electoral systems based on unique verifiable identities. However, trust in these systems is being increasingly undermined through misinformation stemming from an increased use of social media. How do electoral bodies convince citizens of the trustworthiness of elections in a climate of mistrust? The World’s current reality calls for reexamining the electoral processes so that each step in the end-to-end chain of trust is transparently robust and invulnerable to attack or being undermined.
Here's what our panelists will be covering:
– How the challenge to trust is evolving in light of technological, societal and political transformations
– Threats and opportunities that digital transformations bring to various aspects of the democratic process
– Industry innovations to reinforce trust and resilience
Disclaimer: Participating panelists in this LiveCast were selected through a merit-based review of proposals in response to a global Call for Participation. No financial or other consideration was received from any of the chosen participants. Furthermore, selection to participate should not be interpreted as an endorsement by ID4Africa. ID4Africa remains vendor, and technology-neutral, endorsing only equal opportunity for all.
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Dr. Joseph Atick
Dr. Joseph J. Atick is a recognized world renowned advocate and expert on identity matters. Having been one of the founders of the identity industry nearly 30 years ago, he led several companies in that domain and developed some of the foundational algorithms underlying secure digital identity today, including the first commercially viable face recognition algorithm
Dr. Atick retired from the industry in 2010 to focus on promoting identity for social and economic development around the world. In that mission he partnered with the World Bank and other UN agencies, and was heavily involved in the development and field testing of the methodology and analytic tools that would guide the subsequent activities in that space, and would lead to the launch of the ID4D initiative at the World Bank.
In 2014, he co-founded ID4Africa as a pan-African Movement to promote responsible digital transformations through digital identity in Africa. He is a staunch defender of privacy, data protection and human rights and continues to provide counsel to governments and international organization on the use of identity for public good. Dr. Atick holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Stanford University.
ELECTORAL MANAGEMENT BODIES
Chief Electoral Officer,
IEC, SOUTH AFRICA
Director of ICT,
Director, Voter Registry Department,
Acting ICT Director, IEBC, Kenya
Centre for Intellectual Property & Iformation Technology Law (CIPIT), Kenya
The Centre for Internet and Society, India
Privacy International, UK
Project Lead, Democracy, Governance and Elections,
The Carter Center, Liberia
Deputy Director, Strategic Innovation, Public Security & Identity Division,
Lyle Charles Laxton