Joseph Lorenzo Hall’s Testimony on Election Security Before House of Representatives

CDT’s Joseph Lorenzo Hall testifies on “Election Security” before the Committee on House Administration in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

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Chairwoman Lofgren, Ranking Member Davis, and members of the Committee:

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today and to submit these written remarks on one of the most critical subjects facing our democracy today, election security.

My name is Joseph Lorenzo Hall, I’m the Chief Technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). For almost twenty-five years, CDT has been a leader in protecting digital civil liberties and defending democratic principles online. With multidisciplinary programs focused on free expression, privacy and data, an open internet, security and surveillance, and internet architecture, CDT provides a complete and collaborative approach to identifying practical solutions and policy recommendations for today’s most difficult technology questions.

I oversee CDT’s Election Security and Privacy project, which focuses on educating the elections community about cybersecurity concepts and practices through a set of online interactive courses, “Election Cybersecurity 101” field guides, and by holding regular briefings and trainings for election officials, legislative staff, and journalists.


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