Positions

Read our responses and expert analyses on current political and regulatory developments concerning automated decision-making, big data and platform governance.

Open letter calling for a global ban on biometric recognition technologies that enable mass and discriminatory surveillance

AlgorithmWatch and AlgorithmWatch Switzerland are joining 177 civil society organizations, activists, technologists, and other experts around the world to call for an outright ban on uses of facial recognition and remote biometric recognition technologies that enable mass surveillance and discriminatory targeted surveillance.

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27 May 2021

EU Commission asks foxes to stop eating chickens but does not build fence

EU Commission asks foxes to stop eating chickens but does not build fence

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Reclaim your face

4 May 2021

Reclaim Your Face – A European Citizens Initiative to ban biometric mass surveillance

Reclaim Your Face – A European Citizens Initiative to ban biometric mass surveillance

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22 April 2021

AlgorithmWatch’s response to the European Commission’s proposed regulation on Artificial Intelligence – A major step with major gaps

AlgorithmWatch’s response to the European Commission’s proposed regulation on Artificial Intelligence – A major step with major gaps

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16 December 2020

The DSA proposal is a good start. Now policymakers must ensure that it has teeth.

The DSA proposal is a good start. Now policymakers must ensure that it has teeth.

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Joint statement, 30 October 2020

Civil Society Coalition Led by AlgorithmWatch Calls for Binding Transparency Rules for Online Platforms

Civil Society Coalition Led by AlgorithmWatch Calls for Binding Transparency Rules for Online Platforms

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30 October 2020

Putting Meaningful Transparency at the Heart of the Digital Services Act

Putting Meaningful Transparency at the Heart of the Digital Services Act

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9 September 2020

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

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

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8 September 2020

AlgorithmWatch joins call for ‘Universal Advertising Transparency by Default’

AlgorithmWatch joins call for ‘Universal Advertising Transparency by Default’

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12 June 2020

Our response to the European Commission’s consultation on AI

Our response to the European Commission’s consultation on AI

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Joint statement, 2 April 2020

States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights

States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights

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2 April 2020

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

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

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9 March 2020

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

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

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24 October 2019

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

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

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Joint statement, 17 October 2019

UN: Protect Rights in Welfare Systems’ Tech Overhaul

UN: Protect Rights in Welfare Systems’ Tech Overhaul

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11 June 2019

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

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

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11 February 2019

Open Letter: Facebook, Do Your Part Against Disinformation

Open Letter: Facebook, Do Your Part Against Disinformation

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Analysis, 6 February 2019

‘Trustworthy AI’ is not an appropriate framework

‘Trustworthy AI’ is not an appropriate framework

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19 November 2018

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

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

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17 November 2018

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

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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