Policy Impact

Horizon has contributed towards the following UK and EU Parliament inquiries and consultations informing regulation:

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

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

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 Consultations about Artificial Intelligence

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

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

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

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

December 2019: Cyber Security Incentives & Regulation Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2019: European Parliament: A governance framework for algorithmic accountability and transparency – a report for the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

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

October 2018: European Parliament (STOA):”A Governance framework for algorithmic accountability and transparency” co-authored by Dr Ansgar Koene

June 2018: Information Commissioner’s Office call for evidence ‘Age Appropriate Design Code’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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