Public Policy Statements

ACM Public Policy Statements

Official ACM policy statements require adoption by the ACM Council or the ACM Executive Committee, and represent the views of ACM. 

Current Policy Statements by ACM Public Policy Committees

Individual ACM public policy committees have developed, reviewed, approved, and adopted policy statements on key issues related to computing and technology. These policy statements reflect the views of the relevant ACM policy committee, as indicated. They have not been approved by the ACM Council or the ACM Executive Committee and thus should not be considered to be the views of ACM.

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Historical Archives of Public Policy Statements

Archived policy statements are available for historical purposes. They do not necessarily represent current knowledge or reflect current technology. The archives are currently under review and will be posted soon.

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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. 

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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.

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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.