There is a growing body of research into data-driven elections world-wide and the international nature of the data and elections industry has been highlighted: from international platforms, to strategists in one country advising political groups in another, to paid targeted ads across borders. Importantly, questions have arisen about the vast differences across countries in how the use of data in elections is managed and controlled.
• How important are country contexts in determining the success of regulation?
• Can technical products provide solutions to international problems that regulation can’t?
• What barriers, cultural or technical, challenge international regulation?
• How can we govern organisations that change geographical status as needed?