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.

November 2020: ICO Consultation on the draft Statutory guidance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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