ACM Europe Council Policy Committee

The ACM Europe Council Policy Committee (EUACM) 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 Fabrizio Gagliardi of the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, 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.

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Public policy statements provide guiding principles for policy leaders, research summaries, best practices, and discussion of technology policy topics, as informed by scientific and technical knowledge. Browse policy statements.

Reports and white papers provide an in-depth look at emergent technology issues that government officials should consider when formulating public policies. Browse policy reports.

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Stay informed of ACM’s technology policy activities and the latest public policy developments. Learn how ACM promotes computing policy issues, educates policymakers, and shapes public policies in areas important to the computing community and society. Read the blog.

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Monthly newsletters bring you important updates on ACM’s public policy activities and major policy developments within Europe and from around the world. Read the ACM Europe Council Policy Newsletter. Read the latest ACM Global Technology Policy Newsletter

EUACM Committee Members

  • Fabrizio Gagliardi (Chair)
  • Gabriele Anderst-Kotsis
  • Michel Beaudouin-Lafon
  • Hervé Bourlard
  • Michel Yves Cosnard
  • Panagiota Fatourou
  • Judith Gal-Ezer
  • Oliver Grau
  • Wendy Hall
  • Chris Hankin
  • Lynda Hardman
  • Paola Inverardi
  • Joaquim Jorge
  • Andrew McGettrick
  • Gerhard Schimpf
  • Paul Spirakis
  • Alexander Wolf
  • Stuart Shapiro, Chair, ACM U.S. Public Policy Council, ex officio
  • Robert Schnabel, ACM CEO and Executive Director, ex officio
  • Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy, ex officio

Research Assistant: Mireya Garcia de Murcia

USACM and EUACM Issue Statement on IoT Privacy and Security

The ACM US Public Policy Council (USACM) and the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee (EUACM) 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. 

Read the ACM news release.

USACM and EUACM 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 Public Policy Council and the ACM Europe Policy Committee have issued a statement and a list of seven principles designed to address potential harmful bias. USACM approved the principles earlier this year, and EUACM approved them on May 25.

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 Policy Committee’s White Paper on “Advancing Cybersecurity Research and Education in Europe” and the ACM U.S. Public Policy Council’s Principles on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability. Among the report’s recommendations, the scientific advisers call for global cybersecurity cooperation.