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ACM Public Policy ­Update: 100-Day Highlights

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Hello and greetings from ACM's global Policy Office based in Washington, D.C., where chronicling the "First 100 Days" of almost anything is a favorite pastime.

Arrival of that milestone for 2018 brought these highlights of ACM's member-driven policy efforts in Europe and the U.S.:

In addition to these documents and contacts, USACM:

  • Briefed staff to the bipartisan leaders of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus on USACM's policy work and resources;
  • Presented to a large public and private sector coalition focused on internet policy regarding USACM's work in general and its new "Law Enforcement Access" Statement in particular; and
  • Secured a panel presentation opportunity on ethical issues in algorithmic decision-making for USACM at the May 2018 RightsCon conference in Toronto, Canada.

The first 100 days of 2018 also were my first 100 days with ACM (give or take a few hours) and it's been a fast, fascinating and fun time so far! I'm looking forward to having much more news of ACM's policy plans and actions in the U.S. and EU to report on in the coming months, including a report later this spring on ACM's new global "Technology Policy Council," slated to launch on July 1.

In the meantime, have you spotted an emerging policy issue on which ACM can make a positive impact? Seen good work by another organization we might team with? Have suggestions for our policy-focused web pages? Know a colleague who'd make a great addition to EUACM or USACM? Please, let us know about those things or anything else you'd like to share!

Adam Eisgrau is Director of Global Policy and Public Affairs for ACM.


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