ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee

The ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee promotes dialogue and the exchange of ideas on technology and computing policy issues with the European Commission and other governmental bodies in Europe, and the informatics and computing communities. Chaired by Oliver Grau of Intel, the Committee engages in policy issues related to the importance of technology in boosting jobs, economic growth, competition, investment, research and development, education, inclusive social development, and innovation.

The Committee promotes sound public policy and public understanding of a broad range of issues at the intersection of technology and policy. Its policy statements reflect the expertise of ACM Europe Council professional members from the public and private sectors experienced in informatics, computer science, and other computing-related subjects.

As the internet is global, the Committee works with other ACM entities on publications, projects, and policies related to emergent cross-border issues, such as e-privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data, the Internet of Things, and internet governance.

 

Europe TPC, IE Recommendations on Automated Decision Making

The white paper "When Computers Decide: European Recommendations on Machine-Learned Automated Decision Making" presents the views of the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee and Informatics Europe (IE) on the challenges posed by the increasing presence of Machine Learning and Automated Decision Making (ADM) systems in almost every aspect of modern human life.

What Should Europe’s Cybersecurity Policy Focus On?

A new report on cybersecurity policy published by the European Commission’s top scientific advisers cites the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee’s White Paper on “Advancing Cybersecurity Research and Education in Europe” and the ACM US Technology Policy Committee’s Principles on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability. Among the report’s recommendations, the scientific advisers call for global cybersecurity cooperation.

  • ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee

    Chair
      Chris Hankin  
    Vice Chair
      Paola Inverardi  
    Immediate Past Chair
      Oliver Grau  
    Former Chair
      Fabrizio Gagliardi  
    Executive Committee
      Fabrizio Gagliardi  
      Oliver  Grau  
      Chris  Hankin  
      Manuel  Hermenegildo  
      Paola  Inverardi  
    Autonomous Systems Working Group Chair
      Gerhard Schimpf  
    Differential AI Working Group Chair
      Alejandro Saucedo
    Smart Cities Working Group Chair
      Chris Hankin  
    Climate Change Working Group
      Bran Knowles  
    Members-at-Large
      Tom Crick  
      Wendy  Hall  
      Andrew  McGettrick  
      Enrico  Nardelli  
      Gurkan  Solmaz  
      Julie  Williamson  
    ACM Europe Council Chair, ex officio
      Panagiota Fatourou  
    ACM Technology Policy Council Chair, ex officio
      Lorraine Kisselburgh  
    ACM Technology Policy Council Vice Chair, ex officio
      Michel Beaudouin-Lafon  
    ACM US Technology Policy Committee Chair, ex officio
      James Hendler  
    ACM Chief Executive Officer, ex officio
      Vicki Hanson  
    ACM Chief Operating Officer, ex officio
      Patricia Ryan
    ACM Director of Global Policy, ex officio
      Adam Eisgrau

ACM US and European Policy Committees List Seven Principles to Address Algorithmic Bias

Recognizing the ubiquity of algorithms in our daily lives, as well as their far-reaching impact, the ACM US Technology Policy Committee and the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee have issued a statement and a list of seven principles designed to address potential harmful bias. The US ACM committee approved the principles earlier this year, and the European ACM committee approved them on May 25.

ACM US and Europe Tech Policy Committees Issue Statement on IoT Privacy and Security

The ACM US Technology Policy Committee and the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee have released a Statement on Internet of Things Privacy and Security addressing existing and expected privacy and security concerns in the IoT ecosystem. The principles in the statement propose policy and technical approaches to tackle privacy and security challenges while ensuring that the technology continues to move forward.

Europe Technology Policy Committee Chair, Oliver Grau

The ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee promotes dialogue and the exchange of ideas on technology and computing policy issues with the European Commission, governmental bodies in Europe, and the informatics and computing communities. Chaired by Oliver Grau of Intel, the Committee engages in policy issues related to the importance of technology in boosting jobs, economic growth, competition, investment, research and development, education, inclusive social development, and innovation.

Image of Oliver Grau, Chair of the ACM Europe Technology Policy Committee