EUACM Addresses Critical Policy Issues in Europe

The ACM Europe Public Policy Committee (EUACM), a standing committee of the ACM Europe Council, promotes dialogue and the exchange of ideas on technology and computing policy issues with the European Commission, member states' governmental bodies, and the informatics and computing communities. Chaired by Fabrizio Gagliardi, the Committee promotes sound public policy and public understanding of a broad range of issues at the intersection of technology and policy.

The Committee’s policy statements reflect the expertise of computing professionals from the public and private sectors experienced in informatics, computer science, and other computing-related subjects. Among its recent activities, the Committee is active in promoting the interests of the computing community in the implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe and the policy pillars of the EU Digital Single Market initiative.

As the Internet is global, the Committee works with other ACM entities on publications, projects, and policies related to emergent cross-border issues, such as privacy, cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data, and the Internet of Things. Representing ACM’s regional policy groups in Europe and the United States, Dr. Gagliardi testified last year on computing-related security and intellectual property issues that government negotiators should consider when finalizing the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the United States.

EUACM Committee Members:

  • Fabrizio Gagliardi (Chair)
  • Michel Beaudouin-Lafon
  • Hervé Bourlard
  • Michel Yves Cosnard
  • Judith Gal-Ezer
  • Oliver Grau
  • Wendy Hall
  • Chris Hankin
  • Paola Inverardi
  • Joaquim Jorge
  • Gerhard Schimpf
  • Paul Spirakis
  • Alex Wolf
  • Robert Schnabel, ACM CEO and Executive Director, ex officio
  • Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy, ex officio

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