Key Issues and Resources

ACM’s US Technology Policy Committee regularly produces data-driven, apolitical statements, reports and other materials on a wide range of computing-related policy issues. Current key issues and resources include:

Accessibility

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AI & Algorithms

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Cybersecurity

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Digital Privacy

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Election Security

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Ethics & Computing

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ACM’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for computing professionals is the computing profession’s international “gold standard.” After a three-year process of consultation with its 100,000 members around the globe, in July of 2018 ACM released a comprehensively revised version of the Code for the modern era. It begins:

Computing professionals’ actions change the world. To act responsibly, they should reflect upon the wider impacts of their work, consistently supporting the public good. The ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct expresses the conscience of the profession.


Intellectual Property

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Internet of Things

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