Abandoned, not without controversial aftermath, the Rousseau platform by Davide Casaleggio, the 5 Star Movement has decided to focus on SkyVote Cloud to manage the online voting of party members. And new controversies immediately arose, especially relating to the protection of militants’ data.
For this, the developer of the platform has released a note explaining that “M5S chose SkyVote Cloud after a careful market selection, considering it appropriate to your needs. The nature of the relationship with M5S is exclusively professional and in no case attributable to issues of political affiliation. Furthermore, Multicast Srl does not hold user data nor will these be recorded. The data of the subscribers will be only used temporarily for identification by our systems when the voters connect to the voting system, and then be permanently deleted at the conclusion of the voting operations, which will be completely anonymous and unchangeable “.
Multicast is an Italian company of software development and IT security services born in 2004, which has been operating in the electronic voting sector since 2014: “With regard to some press reports circulated in these days, it is considered necessary to specify that SkyVote solutions have no relationship with frameworks or other platforms, for example Odoo or other open source or commercial. Furthermore, the SkyVote brand, software and services have no relationship with the company Isa Srl or other companies or political parties, but are the exclusive property of Multicast “.