ACM RISKS Forum

RISKS Forum

The ACM RISKS Forum, moderated by Chair Peter Neumann, is an online dialogue on risks to the public in computers and related systems, and is heavily involved in issues such as human safety, privacy, ethics, and legal responsibility. The RISKS Forum activity involves many people around the world, some of whom are contributing to the effort through their RISKS submissions.

Inside Risks Column

Inside Risks is a regular column appearing in Communications of the ACM, edited by Peter Neumann and consisting of articles by various contributors. An archive of the columns is available at http://www.CSL.sri.com/neumann/insiderisks.html.

Edited and distilled highlights from the columns appear bimonthly in ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes.

Annual Report

Each July, RISKS Forum publishes its annual report detailing activities from the previous fiscal year.

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ACM US Technology Policy Committee Issues Statement on Preserving Personal Privacy

Based on the belief that the benefits of emerging technologies should not come at the expense of personal privacy, the ACM US Technology Policy Committee has issued a statement outlining principles and practices for building data privacy into modern technological systems. These include limiting and minimizing collection of personal data; the ability of individuals to control how their personal data are distributed and used; and ensuring quality and security of personal data. Read more in the news release.