Publications

Read our comprehensive reports, analyses and working papers on the impact and ethical questions of algorithmic decision-making, written in collaboration with our network of researchers and civil society experts.

Digital contact tracing apps: do they actually work? A review of early evidence

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many smartphone apps were launched to complement and augment manual contact tracing efforts without a priori knowledge of their actual effectiveness. A year later, do we know if they worked as intended? An analysis of early evidence—from both the literature and actual usage—by AlgorithmWatch finds that results, so far, are contradictory and that comparability issues might prevent an informed, overall judgment on the role of digital contact tracing apps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic altogether.

22 June 2021

Automated Decision-Making Systems in the Public Sector – An Impact Assessment Tool for Public Authorities

Automated Decision-Making Systems in the Public Sector – An Impact Assessment Tool for Public Authorities

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18 May 2021

Towards accountability in the use of Artificial Intelligence for Public Administrations

Towards accountability in the use of Artificial Intelligence for Public Administrations

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Analysis, 9 May 2021

In Italy, general practitioners and some regions adopt COVID-19 vaccine prioritization algorithms

In Italy, general practitioners and some regions adopt COVID-19 vaccine prioritization algorithms

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7 May 2021

People analytics in the workplace – how to effectively enforce labor rights

People analytics in the workplace – how to effectively enforce labor rights

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29 March 2021

Analysis: Digital vaccine certificates – global patchwork, little transparency

Analysis: Digital vaccine certificates – global patchwork, little transparency

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9 March 2021

Automating Society 2020 – Country issues Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland & Spain

Automating Society 2020 – Country issues Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland & Spain

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28 January 2021

Read now: Swiss Edition of the Automating Society Report 2020

Read now: Swiss Edition of the Automating Society Report 2020

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6 December 2020

Data trusts in Germany and under the GDPR

Data trusts in Germany and under the GDPR

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30 November 2020

The compatibility of data trusts with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The compatibility of data trusts with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

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28 October 2020

Out now: Automating Society Report 2020

Out now: Automating Society Report 2020

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1 September 2020

ADM Systems in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A European Perspective

ADM Systems in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A European Perspective

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25 June 2020

AlgorithmWatch Study debunks Facebook’s GDPR Claims

AlgorithmWatch Study debunks Facebook’s GDPR Claims

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26 May 2020

The only way to hold Facebook, Google and others accountable: More access to platform data

The only way to hold Facebook, Google and others accountable: More access to platform data

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25 November 2019

Busted internet myth: Algorithms are always neutral

Busted internet myth: Algorithms are always neutral

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Report, 21 October 2019

Identity-management and citizen scoring in Ghana, Rwanda, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and China

Identity-management and citizen scoring in Ghana, Rwanda, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe and China

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2 April 2019

Atlas of Automation

Atlas of Automation

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29 January 2019

Automating Society 2019

Automating Society 2019

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1 June 2017

Ethics and algorithmic processes for decision making and decision support

Ethics and algorithmic processes for decision making and decision support

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Working paper, 7 April 2017

Watching the watchers: Epstein and Robertson’s „Search Engine Manipulation Effect“

Watching the watchers: Epstein and Robertson’s „Search Engine Manipulation Effect“

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