Paragon Customer Communications Netherlands and Scytl selected to provide digital electoral tool to the Electoral Council of the Netherlands

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Barcelona, ​​Spain – Scytl is delighted to announce that the Electoral Council of the Netherlands (Kiesraad) has awarded Paragon Customer Communications (PCC) Netherlands and Scytl, both part of the Paragon Group, as well as the Dutch computer connection company KPN , a five-year agreement to build, operate and maintain the Digital Voting Support (DHV) system.

During the term of the agreement, Scytl will be responsible for the development, delivery and management of the new software that will be used in all electoral processes in the country. More specifically, it will allow the Electoral Council to determine the results of the elections and to present the lists of candidates of the political parties.

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Paragon Customer Communications, which has extensive experience in electoral processes in more than 120 municipalities across the country, will take the lead as prime contractor and be responsible for overall project management and service delivery. For its part, KPN will be responsible for the secure hosting of the software.

The DHV and the hosting environment will be managed and updated by the provider, in accordance with the latest security requirements. The DHV is hosted in a central environment via a private network, which allows the Electoral Council to monitor the use of the program and take timely action in the event of detected irregularities. A security operations center is used for this purpose.

Silvia Caparrós, CEO of Scytl, “Our knowledge and experience of electoral processes, the security provided by our solutions and our technology were decisive in winning this competition. The core value has undoubtedly been our ability to meet the demanding need of the Electoral Council of the Netherlands to meet the exciting challenge of modernizing the electoral system of an entire country and to do so with the maximum security measures”.

Mieke Clark-Marsman, CEO of Paragon Netherlands and Belgium: “We are extremely proud and delighted to be able to provide this very important service for Dutch democracy. With this great award, we are now expanding our services for the elections in the Netherlands also digitally. »

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About Scytl Election Technologies

Scytl, part of Paragon Group’s innovative solutions ecosystem, is leading digital transformation and innovation in elections around the world. Its cutting-edge technology, implemented with precision to ensure the highest levels of security, transparency and accessibility, has enabled more than 30 countries to trust the company’s knowledge and expertise, protected by more than 50 international patents. For more information about Scytl, visit https://www.scytl.com

About Paragon Group

Paragon Group is a leading provider of customer communication, identification, graphics and desktop services. The Group achieves a turnover of 1.5 billion euros and has more than 9,000 employees. Paragon Group combines generations of experience with the latest innovations in technology and smart data to enable responsive and meaningful interactions between organizations and their customers. For more information about Paragon Group, visit www.paragon-europe.com.

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