Defending our Democracy in the Digital Age: New Report Launched

20/01/2020 APPG

Fair Vote UK and the APPG on Electoral Campaigning Transparency are proud to announce the launch of the report Defending our Democracy in the Digital Age. This ground-breaking report sets out 20 recommendations on how to protect UK elections and referenda from ‘dirty money and dodgy data misuse’.


The landmark report is the result of a major inquiry which took place over several months in 2019 and called a range of leading experts on electoral law. The Parliamentary group received written and oral evidence from more than 70 organisations and experts including Facebook, the Information Commissioner’s Office, and the Electoral Commission.  


MPs, regulators, peers, and campaigners reveal how UK elections are wide-open to abuse, with electoral law not properly updated since 2001 – when the internet was barely recognisable compared to today. It presents the most comprehensive answer yet to the concerns around election safeguarding in the UK.

You can download the report and accompanying appendices, as two separate documents, here.


Defending our Democracy in the Digital Age – APPG ECT Report Appendices – Jan 2020