Policy Impact

One of Horizon’s key aims is to support informed policy setting in the digital economy and we actively monitor the UK and European Parliament, independent authorities, regulators and scientific academies to contribute evidence and develop recommendations for decision makers.

March 2021: Law Commission Automated Vehicles Consultation

  • Joint TAS Hub and Horizon response [PDF] [DOI]

January 2021: Competition Markets Authority: Algorithms, Competition and Consumer Harm call for information

  • Joint TAS Hub and Horizon response to CMA call for information [PDF] [DOI]
  • CMA Summary of responses to the consultation

November 2020: UK National Strategy (NDS) Consultation

  • Horizon response to Consultation on the National Data Strategy [PDF] [DOI]

November 2020: ICO Consultation on the draft Statutory guidance

  • Horizon response to ICO consultation on the draft Statutory Guidance [PDF] [DOI]

October 2020: Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee formal meeting  – Online Harms and Disinformation

October 2020: European Data Protection Board Call for comments to Guidelines 07/2020 on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR

  • Horizon comments on EDPB Guidelines on controller and processor [PDF] [DOI]

October 2020: UK Government Review of Representative Actions Provisions, Section 189 Data Protection Act 2018

  • Horizon response to Review of Representative Action Provisions [PDF] [DOI]
  • UK Government response to call

October 2020: Contribution towards Parliamentary Research Briefing POSTnote Interpretable machine learning

September 2020: Call for views on the Government’s proposals for regulating the cyber security of consumer ‘smart’ products

  • Horizon response to regulating the cyber security of consumer smart products [PDF] [DOI]

August 2020: Royal Society Call for Evidence: Technologies for Spreading and Detecting Misinformation

  • Horizon Response to Call for Evidence on Technologies and Misinformation [PDF] [DOI]

July 2020: The Government’s response to COVID-19: human rights implications inquiry

  • Horizon Submission to Joint Committee on Human Rights Call for Evidence on COVID-19 [PDF] [DOI]

June (23) 2020: Dr Ansgar Koene invited as a guest speaker at the Westminster eForum ‘Next steps for online regulation in the UK’

June 2020: European Commission Consultation about Artificial Intelligence

  • Horizon response to consultation on the AI White Paper [PDF] [DOI]

May 2020: ICO Consultation on the draft AI auditing framework guidance for organisations

  • Horizon response to ICO consultation on the draft AI auditing framework guidance [PDF] [DOI]
  • ICO summary of response to Consultation [PDF]

May 2020: Public Consultation on the European Commission’s European Strategy for Data

  • Horizon response to Consultation on the European Strategy for Data [PDF] [DOI]

March 2020: UK Parliament inquiry: The Future of Public Service Broadcasting

  • Horizon submission to the future of public service broadcasting [PDF] [DOI]

February 2020: Competition Market Authority Consultation on OnLine Platforms and Digital Advertising (interim Report)

  • Horizon response to online platforms and digital advertising Feb 2020 [PDF]
  • CMA Online platforms and digital advertising Market Study final report July 2020 [PDF]

January 2020: European Data Protection Board Guidelines 4/2019 on Article 25 Data Protection by Design and Default Consultation

  • Horizon response to consultation EDPB Guidelines 4/2-19  [PDF] [DOI]

December 2019: Cyber Security Incentives & Regulation Review

  • Horizon response to Cyber Security Incentives & Regulation [PDF] [DOI]

October 2019: ICO Consultation on the draft framework code of practice for the use of personal data in political campaigning

  • Horizon response to consultation on the draft framework code of practice for the use of personal data in political campaigning [PDF]

September 2019: ICO Consultation on the draft data sharing code of practice

  • Horizon response to consultation on the draft data sharing code of practice [PDF]

September 2019: House of Lords Select Committee Call for Evidence on Democracy and Digital Technologies

  • Horizon response to call for evidence on Democracy and Digital Technologies [PDF] [DOI]
  • Digital Technology and the Resurrection of Trust Report June 2020  [PDF]
  • UK Parliament website version

August 2019: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Consultation: Smart data: putting consumers in control of their data and enabling innovation

  • Horizon response to consultation on Smart data: putting consumers in control of their data and enabling innovation [PDF]

July 2019: Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation Landscape Summary: bias in algorithmic decision-making co-authored by Dr Ansgar Koene [PDF]

June 2019: Contributions towards Parliamentary Research Briefing POSTnote ‘Online Safety Education’

June 2019: Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation: Review of Online targeting

  • Horizon evidence submitted to review of Online targeting [DOI]

June 2019: Consultation on the Government’s Regulatory Proposals Regarding Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) Security

  • Horizon response to consultation on the Government’s Regulatory Proposals Regarding Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) Security [DOI]
  • Government response to the Regulatory proposals for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) security consultation

April 2019: European Parliament: A governance framework for algorithmic accountability and transparency – a report for the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) co-authored by Dr Ansgar Koene [PDF]

January 2019: Joint Committee on Human Rights: The Right to privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution inquiry

  • Horizon evidence submitted to The Right to privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution inquiry [PDF] [DOI]
  • Joint Committee on Human Rights – The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution [PDF]
  • Right to privacy “may exist on paper but not in online “Wild West”,  says JCHR

June 2018: Information Commissioner’s Office Call for Evidence ‘Age Appropriate Design Code’

  • Horizon evidence submitted to the call for evidence ‘Age Appropriate Design Code’ [PDF] [DOI]

May 2018: Communications and Digital Committee: The Internet – to regulate or not?

  • Horizon evidence submitted to The Internet – to regulate or not? (IRN0038) [DOI]
  • Regulating in a digital world report (March 2019) [PDF]

April 2018: Science and Technology Committee inquiry: Impact of Social media and screen-use on young people’s health

  • Horizon evidence submitted to the Impact of Social media and screen-use on young people’s health inquiry (SMH0131) [PDF] [DOI]
  • Parliament website link
  • Impact of social media and screen-use on young people’s health report (Jan 2019) [PDF]

July 2017: Lords Select Committee Call for Evidence: What are the implications of artificial intelligence?

  • Horizon evidence submitted to What are the implications of artificial intelligence? (AIC0208) [DOI]
  • AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able?  report (April 2018) [PDF]

April 2017: Science and Technology Committee (Commons) inquiry: Algorithms in decision-making

  • Horizon evidence submitted to Algorithms in decision-making  (ALG0049) [DOI]
  • Algorithms in decision-making report [PDF]

March 2017: Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry: Fake News

  • Horizon evidence submitted to Fake News  (FNW0116) [PDF] [DOI]
  • Disinformation and ‘fake news’ (Feb 2019) [PDF]

October 2016: Communications and Digital Committee inquiry: Children and the Internet

  • Horizon evidence submitted to Children and the Internet  (CH10032) [DOI]
  • oral evidence
  • Growing up with the Internet (March 2017) [PDF]

October 2016: Science and Technology Committee (Commons) inquiry: Role and priorities of UKRI interim chair inquiry

  • Horizon evidence submitted to Role and priorities of the UKRI interim chair inquiry (UKR0014) [PDF]
  • Parliament website link (Dec 2016)

May 2016: Science and Technology Committee (Commons) inquiry: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

  • Horizon evidence submitted to Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (ROB0057)
  • Robotics and artificial intelligence Report [PDF]

2016: Science and Technology Committee (Commons) inquiry: Investigatory Powers Bill: technology issues

  • Horizon evidence submitted to Investigatory Powers Bill: technology issues (IPB0066)
  • Investigatory Powers Bill: technology issues report (Jan 2016) [PDF]

2016: Science and Technology Committee (Commons) inquiry: Digital Skills

  • Horizon evidence submitted to Digital Skills (DIG0029)
  • Digital Skills Crisis report (June 2016) [PDF]

December 2015: EU Internal Market Sub-Committee: Online Platforms and the EU Digital Single Market inquiry

  • Horizon evidence submitted to Online Platforms and the EU Digital Single Market (OP0079) [DOI]
  • Online platforms and the digital single market   (April 2016) [PDF]

2014: Commons Select Committee: Social Media data and real time analytics inquiry