Citizen Lab Research Fellow Jon Penney authored an op-ed in Toronto Star on 17 March.

In, Forget CSIS — it’s political parties that own our privacy, Penney writes about how the Fair Elections Act will make it even easier for political parties to access our personal information and undermine democracy.

“Indeed, political parties are increasingly deploying mass citizen data collection and retention technologies, along with large scale databases, for sophisticated voter identification strategies and targeting. Often, as seen with various Elections Canada investigations, those strategies can promote mass voter suppression and other anti-democratic aims. ”

See here to read the full piece.