Submitted by David Mackey on Fri, 09/18/2020 - 09:41
I believe every CIRA member received an email from Alex Beraskow, a fellow Member Candidate for this year’s board election.
As you read it, and very possibly receive more emails from other candidates in the near future, please consider the following …
Does this candidate respect the right for your consent to use your personal data?
Does this candidate understand the systemic problems of privacy protection and surveillance on the Internet that have been unleashed by unrestrained digital marketing?
If elected, can this candidate be trusted to work on behalf of all CIRA members … and all Canadians? … or are their interests more narrow?
If the answers to any of these questions make you feel uncomfortable, then please consider voting for me.
I understand how the Internet-Human ecosystem works. I understand how my behaviour as a board member can affect millions of Canadians, if not directly then by others imitating my actions with no ground rules and no forethought of negative outcomes. I understand that, just because you can do something with technology, doesn’t mean you should.
If elected, I am committed to work with other board members, and the entire CIRA membership community, to update CIRA’s governance practices.
CIRA needs someone on the board who understands the complexities of the Internet-Human ecosystem, and will work to align CIRAs governance system with modern digital marketing technology in the interests of all CIRA members, and all Canadians.
It’s important that CIRA remains a respected and influential leader on the Canadian Internet.
Please think about this every time you receive an unsolicited email from a candidate during this election.