Building a secure and trustworthy platform for online democratic participation is a huge challenge, and yes security is a big part of that, but it can be done, and emerging technologies such as blockchain
which allow for tamper-proof transactions will likely be very useful. but make no mistake, it’s a huge challenge and there’s always some risk involved with innovation. But it also presents an exciting opportunity for researchers and software developers to work on the cutting edge of eParticipation and deliberative democracy. Get in contact!