New Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability by ACM U.S. Public Policy Council

Recognizing the ubiquity of algorithms in our daily lives, as well as their far-reaching impact, the ACM US Public Policy Council issued a “Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability,” containing a list of seven principles designed to address potential harmful bias. Algorithms, the set of instructions computers employ to carry out a task, influence almost […]

New Cybersecurity Policy White Paper by the ACM Europe Policy Committee

A new policy white paper by the ACM Europe Policy Committee on “Advancing Cybersecurity Research and Education in Europe: Major Drivers of Growth in the Digital Landscape,” explores the important role of cybersecurity research and education in enhancing cybersecurity, and provides an overview of emerging trends and challenges, including new privacy and security concerns. The […]

Global Technology Policy Update – December 2016

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS Cybersecurity Education and Research in Europe – The ACM Europe Policy Committee released a policy white paper “Advancing Cybersecurity Education and Research in Europe.” Committee Chair Fabrizio Gagliardi recently presented the findings to the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism, a high-level advisory group to help inform the EU policymaking process. Data […]

Global Technology Policy Update – November 2016

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS Computer Security – ACM Europe Policy Committee members attended the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security in Vienna, Austria on October 24-28. Algorithms – The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council hosted a technical workshop on October 27 to explore the use of algorithms and the related policy issues. Members […]

Global Technology Policy Update – October 2016

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS Computer Science Education and Research in Europe – ACM Europe Policy Committee members will be attending the European Computer Science Summit in Budapest, Hungary on October 24-26, which features programs on the challenges and opportunities in computer science education and research. Computing Research – ACM Europe Policy Committee members and staff […]

Global Tech Policy Update – September 2016

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS Cybersecurity in the United States – The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments to the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. The comments address the challenges and possible approaches to strengthening cybersecurity in the digital economy while protecting privacy and enabling innovation. The ACM Education Board and the ACM Joint […]