USACM Submits Comments for Security Research DMCA Exemption

On December 19, USACM submitted a short comment to the Copyright Office in support of an exemption to the prohibitions against circumvention of copyright protection technology, as outlined in Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This proceeding is part of the Seventh Triennial Section 1201 Proceeding (2018). The period for submitting the initial round of supporting comments closed Monday; […]


ACM Public Policy Groups Release Guidance on Internet of Things Privacy and Security

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council and the ACM Europe Council Policy Committee jointly released a Statement on Internet of Things Privacy and Security addressing existing and expected privacy and security concerns in the Internet of Things ecosystem. IoT is catalyzing new applications and opportunities for society. The benefits to productivity and efficiency are unprecedented. […]

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Global Technology Policy Newsletter June 2017

ACM PUBLIC POLICY HIGHLIGHTS ACM provides independent, nonpartisan, and technology-neutral research and resources to policy leaders, stakeholders, and the public about public policy issues, as drawn from the deep technical expertise of the computing community. ACM Code of Ethics 2018 - The deadline for public feedback on Draft 2 has been extended until June 5, […]


U.S. and European Computing Researchers and Practitioners Announce Steps to Prevent 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 Council Policy Committee today issued a joint statement with a list of seven principles designed to address potential harmful bias. The goals of the statement include: providing context for what […]

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ACM U.S. Public Policy Council Releases Guidance on Computing and Network Security

The ACM U.S. Public Policy Council issued a set of guidelines for organizations to protect the security of their computing and network systems. In its Statement on Computing and Network Security, the Council identified nine principles that entities should follow to protect their systems from threats. The group highlights the need for robust protections to […]

Briefing on Computer Science and STEM Education for U.S. Congress

On May 10, the ACM Education Policy Committee co-sponsored a briefing for Congress on “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress.” Organized by the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum, the briefing featured panelists Dr. David Evans of the National Science Teachers Association, Allyson Knox of Microsoft, Dr. Norman Fortenberry of the American Society […]