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Our response to the European Commission’s planned Digital Services Act

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The consultation period for the European Commission's "Digital Services Act" ended on 8 September 2020. Read the submission by AlgorithmWatch that we submitted to the Commission.

AlgorithmWatch joins call for ‘Universal Advertising Transparency by Default’

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We have joined the European Partnership for Democracy and many other partners in calling for the introduction of comprehensive advertisement libraries.

Our response to the European Commission’s consultation on AI

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Read our response to the European Commission's White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, submitted as part of the public consultation on AI.

Automated decision-making systems and the fight against COVID-19 – our position

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by AlgorithmWatch – also available in German, French (Framablog)* and Italian (KRINO)*. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages throughout the world, many are wondering whether and how to use automated decisio…

Germany’s new media treaty demands that platforms explain algorithms and stop discriminating. Can it deliver?

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Facebook can’t decide if it’s a tech company, a media company, a telecoms company, or something else entirely. Ahead of talks with European regulators, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it’s something in betwe…

Germany’s data ethics commission releases 75 recommendations with EU-wide application in mind

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A new document presented to the German government argues for more regulations in automated decision-making. AlgorithmWatch welcomes some proposals.

Submission to the Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

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The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, is preparing a thematic report on digital technology in national social protection systems and its human rights impact, es…

Open Letter: Facebook, Do Your Part Against Disinformation

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Along with more than 30 other organisations AlgorithmWatch has signed Mozilla's Open Letter to Facebook, telling them to make good on their promise to provide more transparency around political advert…

AccessNow maps regulatory proposals for Artificial Intelligence in Europe – our take

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AlgorithmWatch welcomes the report by AccessNow on mapping regulatory proposals for Artificial Intelligence in Europe. It provides a good starting point for the ongoing work that will need to be under…

Why Zuckerberg’s “Independent Governance and Oversight” board is not gonna fly (but some of his other ideas are at least worth discussing)

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Mark Zuckerberg is all for regulation of social media all of sudden. What’s wrong with that picture?…

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