IT security is vital for the democratic process

democracyCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentResearchIT security

February 22, 2018

Many countries are digitizing the electoral process. Associate professor Carsten Schürmann explores how it can be done without jeopardizing voters' trust.

USA: Virginia ditches DRE voting machines after ITU researcher’s hack

democracyCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentResearchIT securitye-government

September 12, 2017

In July 2017 associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Carsten Schürmann made the headlines in the international media with a hack that demonstrated the vulnerabilities of the DRE voting machines used in the U.S. elections. Now these voting machines are decertified in the state of Virginia.

Forestillingen om Facebooks ekkokamre er overdrevet.

New survey: The notion of echo chambers on Facebook is exaggerated

democracyDigital Design DepartmentResearchLuca Rossisocial media

September 5, 2017

A new survey by the research group DECIDIS at the IT University of Copenhagen challenges the notion that social media make users with different political positions invisible to each other. Nearly a third of Danes sometimes change their opinion as a result of a political discussion on Facebook.

Carsten Schürmann, lektor på ITU.

ITU researcher’s hack of a US voting machine makes headlines around the world

democracyCarsten SchürmannComputer Science DepartmentResearchalgorithmsdigitizatione-governmentinnovationIT securitymanagement

August 1, 2017

Carsten Schürmann, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, hacked an American WINVote machine at DEF CON, one of the world's largest hacker conventions. The hack has now been receiving a lot attention in some of the worlds most influential media.

Carsten Schürmann on CAST IT

CAST IT: Electronic Elections

democracyComputer Science DepartmentResearchIT securitycast ITCarsten SchürmannThore Husfeldt

May 19, 2017

In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt discusses digital democracy with ITU researcher Carsten Schürmann.

Konference på ITU.

Democracy conference: What is an informed citizen in the Facebook era?


November 10, 2016

Today, digital technologies have a huge influence on how citizens stay informed. Democratic participation in the digital age is up for debate at the IT University of Copenhagen on November 25.


Internet and social media played a key role in the Danish election 2015

democracyResearchsocial mediaSander SchwartzEvents

September 5, 2016

Danes turn to the web and social media for information about the candidates and test their own political views online, shows a new report with figures from the general election in 2015.

Net neutrality.

Net neutrality

democracyResearchRoman BeckBusiness IT Department

May 12, 2015

The backbone of tomorrow’s Internet may have a remarkable Latvian touch. The Latvian presidency’s proposal on net neutrality challenges the fundamental principle of equal access to all content and applications on the Internet.