UK Parliament Science and Technology Committee Explores Use of Algorithms in Decision Making

The UK-based Royal Statistical Society expressed support for the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability in its recent input to the UK Parliament’s House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into the use of algorithmic tools for data-informed decisions. The Science and Technology Committee launched the inquiry in […]

Next Data Science Education Meetings on May 1-3 in Washington DC

The next public forum on data science postsecondary education convened by the National Academies of Sciences will be on May 1-3 in Washington, D.C. The roundtable on Monday, May 1, will explore data science in the workplace and will be available by webcast. Roundtable speakers will include representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. […]

What Should Europe’s Cybersecurity Policy Focus On?

A report on cybersecurity policy published by the European Commission’s top scientific advisers cites the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee’s White Paper on “Advancing Cybersecurity Research and Education in Europe” and the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council’s Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability. The 104-page report and its recommendations will help inform a revision of […]

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – April 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public about public policy issues, as drawn from the deep technical expertise of the computing community. Internet of Things – The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council provided comments in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s […]

ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Submits Comments on Internet of Things

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council submitted comments in response to a green paper on “Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things,” issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force and Digital Economy Leadership Team. The green paper represents an analysis of comments submitted by stakeholders last year on the role […]

Global Technology Policy Newsletter – March 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public about public policy issues, as drawn from the deep technical expertise of the computing community. Apply for the new ACM Future of Computing Academy – Early career computing professionals are invited to apply for the […]