France gives up on online voting due to security fears

French government has decided to abandon plans that would allow its expats to vote online at the forthcoming national elections. According to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the national agency for information security ANSSI has evaluated that there is “extremely high risk” of cyberattacks and other ways of influencing the elections in case of online voting. Even though France has established a successful model for online voting in 2012, the agency has estimated that the risks are too high amid allegations of Russian hacking of the US presidential elections and claims by one of the candidates at the French Presidential elections Emmanuel Macron that his camp has been targeted by Russian hackers, which Russia denied.