Barbara Simons, a reputable expert on IT-safety, who is visiting Tallinn, claims that as internet becomes more and more dangerous, most of the internet experts are certain that e-voting is everything but safe, writes Raepress.
Simons said that cyber criminals are able to gather all kinds of information and even attack different governments – as Russian hackers did with Estonian internet systems. Simons added that allegedly, the computer virus that attacked Iran was released by specialists from Israel and USA.
Simons was in Tallinn Town Hall yesterday, taking part in a forum dedicated to e-voting and today will hold a public lecture titled “Time is not ripe for e-voting”. On Wednesday Simons will give a press conference as well.
Barbara Simons is an outstanding computer scientist and a renowned expert on e-voting. She co-published a report that brought along the closing down of internet voting projects by US ministry of defense. Simons worked in IBM research centre for years and has received many different prizes. Next year she will publish a book on e-voting and safety.
After the latest parliament elections, small parties in Estonia demanded the e-votes not to be annihilated, but despite their protests, the process was still carried out. Central Party has stood out against e-voting as well and even the chancellor of justice, Indrek Teder has highlighted the problems.
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