Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on European Union Affairs

EU Cybersecurity Strategy: Discussion

Photo of Brendan HowlinBrendan Howlin (Wexford, Labour) | Oireachtas source

I thank Ms Boix Alonso for that strong reassurance. As no member is indicating, I will ask a question. It concerns parliamentarians, democrats and civil society across Europe and the integrity of our democratic system. We have seen interference and hacking in various elections internationally. There are a lot of data and we have seen inquiries into the matter in the United States. There are grave suspicions of interference in referendums in the United Kingdom. How focused is the European Union at Parliament and Commission level on protecting the integrity of our electoral systems and democracy? What measures are in play to ensure upcoming elections across the European Union are safe from external or internal interference?


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