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dc.contributor.authorLeleux, Charlesen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWebster, C William Ren_UK
dc.description.abstractThis article provides an assessment of the recent phenomenon in Scotland and the United Kingdom of selling edited electoral registers to third parties, and reflects on the implications of this practice for privacy, data protection and citizen-state relations. Drawing on the results of the National Survey of Electoral Registration Officers in Scotland, information is presented on the sale of edited registers, the types of organisation purchasing registers, revenues generated and the number of electors ‘opting out’ of the edited register. This is the first time such information has been collected nationally and therefore represents a unique Scottish ‘snapshot’. The article argues that the sale of edited registers is contentious. The collection of personal information contained within the register is critical for the successful functioning of elections and consequently our representative democratic system, yet the subsequent unrestricted sale of this information for commercial gain potentially undermines trust in democratic processes and alters the informational nature of citizen-state relations. This article offers a first opportunity to reflect on some of the consequences of this practice.en_UK
dc.publisherEdinburgh University Pressen_UK
dc.relationLeleux C & Webster CWR (2016) The Sale of Edited Electoral Registers in Scotland: Implications for Privacy, Data Protection and Citizenship. Scottish Affairs, 25 (4), pp. 479-505.
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dc.subjectElectoral Registration Officers (EROs)en_UK
dc.subjectNational Survey of Scotland’s Electoral Registration Officersen_UK
dc.subjectelectoral registersen_UK
dc.subjectdata protectionen_UK
dc.titleThe Sale of Edited Electoral Registers in Scotland: Implications for Privacy, Data Protection and Citizenshipen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleScottish Affairsen_UK
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dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement, Work and Organisationen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationManagement, Work and Organisationen_UK
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local.rioxx.authorLeleux, Charles|0000-0002-7615-7456en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWebster, C William R|en_UK
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