Here you’ll find AlgorithmWatch's positions on current policy and regulatory processes concerning algorithmic decision-making systems and online platforms. AlgorithmWatch is an evidence-based advocacy organization. We advocate for the use of ADM systems that benefit people and society instead of harming them. Learn more about the basics of our policy and advocacy work here.


If the UN wants to help humanity, it should not fall for AI hype

How should the international governance of AI look like? This is the thorny question the UN Secretary General’s AI Advisory Body tries to address in its first interim report. We have highlighted some concerning aspects of the report in a recent consultation process.

EU’s AI Act fails to set gold standard for human rights

AlgorithmWatch proposals on mitigating election risks for online platforms

Press release

EU Parliament votes on AI Act; member states will have to plug surveillance loopholes

Press release

The Council of Europe’s Convention on AI: No free ride for tech companies and security authorities!

Press release

Europe’s Approach to AI regulation: Embracing Big Tech and Security Hardliners


Generative AI must be neither the stowaway nor the gravedigger of the AI Act

Civil society calls on the EU to draw limits on surveillance technology

Police and migration authorities must respect fundamental rights when using AI

Expert Policy Proposal

The AI Act and General Purpose AI

Statement with 118 organizations

EU legislators must close dangerous loophole in AI Act

A data scientist had found that their work (the algorithm depicted on their laptop screen) has ‘jumped’ out of the screen and threatens to cause problems with a variety of different industries. Here a hospital, bus and siren could represent healthcare, transport and emergency services. The data scientist looks shocked and worried about what trouble the AI may cause there.

Making sense of the Digital Services Act

How to define platforms’ systemic risks to democracy

Final EU negotiations: we need an AI Act that puts people first

Battle in Strasbourg: Civil society fights for safeguards against AI harms

Political Ads: EU Lawmakers must uphold human rights to privacy and free expression

Press release

EU Parliament vote on AI Act: Lawmakers chose to protect people against harms of AI systems

Joint statement

A diverse auditing ecosystem is needed to uncover algorithmic risks

Open letter

DSA must empower public interest research with public data access

Call for Evidence: new rules must empower researchers where platforms won’t

The EU now has the means to rein in large platforms. It should start with Twitter.

Civil society statement: we call on members of the EU Parliament to ensure the AI Act protects people and our rights

AlgorithmWatch demands the regulation of General Purpose AI in the AI Act

Risky business: How do we get a grip on social media algorithms?

France: the new law on the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games threatens human rights

A joint statement on Digital Services Act implementation at the national level

Civil society observers call for an effective Council of Europe Convention on AI

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