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Isle of Man conference on technology and privacy

Villa Marina
World delegates at Villa Marina will also visit the Tynwald chamber

An electronic voting system is among some of the technological advances that world island leaders will discuss at a conference on the Isle of Man.

Members of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association are attending a three-day annual conference at Villa Marina to discuss IT and privacy laws.

Around 50 delegates from islands across the world, including the British Isles, Malta and Cyprus are taking part.

They will visit Tynwald to see voting technology and voice recognition IT.

Manx treasury minister Anne Craine said: "The Isle of Man is a really strong player in the association and it's important for us to build up relationships with other jurisdictions.

"We can learn an awful lot from each other and it's really important to have face-to-face opportunities with other members."

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