In just half a year new data protection regulations are coming into effect. This new set of legislation will be enshrined into EU law on the 25th of May 2018. They are aimed at giving more control to Internet users over their personal data. Altering the data protection regulations will also have a significant impact on companies and institutions worldwide. Continue reading
The term “online voting” is often confused with “electronic voting”. Electronic voting is namely the use of voting machines whereas online voting is using the internet at your convenience to vote. Online voting needs to break away from under the shadow of voting machines and highlight its potential. Indeed, online and electronic voting have nothing to do with one another.
Many Telekom customers in Germany had to live without internet and telephone on the weekend. Hackers tried to install malware on 900,000 routers and integrate them into a botnet. Presumably to carry out DDoS-attacks. Fortunately, this did not work out thanks to a badly programmed software. However, DDoS-attacks with web-enabled devices have already caused great sensation in 2016. Foremost the attack on the DNS-provider DYN in October this year. Continue reading
Taking part in a vote without having to leave the house on Election Day? Or casting a ballot when you want, when you’re able? These are the benefits of postal votes – and online voting as well. The comfortable online ballot process does, however, have additional advantages over voting by post. Continue reading
With POLYAS, voters can be authenticated during an online vote with the customary PIN-TAN procedure and the electronic personal ID – or “eID” for short.Because of this application POLYAS won the main prize for the “eIDEE – Contest for the Digital Handshake” of the Bundesdruckerei on 29 November 2013. With this award the Bundesdruckerei distinguishes […]