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Dear Friend,

As the shadow of the US presidential election grows ever darker, Open Rights Group is convening an exclusive panel of digital rights giants to shed some light on data, democracy and the integrity of our elections.

We’re offering a special chance to our members and supporters to pick the brains of speakers Shireen MitchellProfessor David Carroll and Ravi Naik by submitting a question in advance of recording on Thursday. The event will be posted publicly on Friday.

We’ll cover topics like the role of Cambridge Analytica in the 2016 US election and Brexit referendum, how Facebook is used to undermine democracy, and how to regulate the use of personal data in elections.


Shireen Mitchell - Founder/senior strategist at Stop Online Violence Against Women (SOVAW) and member of the independent Facebook Oversight Board, Mitchell and her team were the first to recognize Russian digital threats that directly targeted Black American voters.

David Carroll - Associate professor of media and design at The New School, Carroll’s work to reclaim personal data held by Cambridge Analytica was featured in the Emmy and BAFTA nominated documentary The Great Hack on Netflix.

Ravi Naik - The Law Society’s 2018 – 2019 Human Rights Lawyer of the Year, Ravi Naik is a multi-award winning solicitor who served as David Carroll's lawyer and was also featured in the Great Hack. In January 2020, Ravi co-founded the data rights agency AWO, where he serves as Legal Director.

We look forward to reading your question!

Al Ghaff                                                                    
Chief Operating Officer
Open Rights Group        

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