CIS/SLATA Speaker Series: Kim Alexander (with Prof. David Dill)
February 25, 2008 12:45pm - 2:00pm
There is no question that computers, the Internet and technology have had a significant impact on the political process. Technological advancements have brought many changes, some of which have enhanced democracy and public participation, and others that have negatively impacted the public's interest.
For the past fifteen years, Kim Alexander has been on the front lines of the digital democracy revolution. Through the California Voter Foundation, a nonprofit she founded, Alexander works at the forefront of numerous public policy issues where democracy and technology intersect.
Her talk at Stanford will review several of these issues, such as the movement toward Internet access to campaign finance data, the escalation of computer technology in the voting process, and the increasing use of voters' personal data by political campaigns.