Policy & Advocacy

Evidence-based Advocacy

AlgorithmWatch CH is a non-profit research and advocacy organization. We do evidence-based advocacy, which means that we develop well-founded demands to policymakers, companies, and public authorities on the basis of our scientific and journalistic research (evidence base). These positions form the basis of our policy, campaigning and PR work (advocacy).

Principles, Goals, and Focus

The use of algorithmic decision-making systems (ADM systems) should strengthen – rather than threaten – autonomy, fundamental rights, democracy, and the common good. It should benefit people and society, not harm them – and should benefit all of us, not just a few. 

To achieve this, we need to create and develop ‘governance’ frameworks that enable genuine democratic control of ADM systems and ensure accountability. We understand this concept of governance comprehensively:

In our policy work, we focus on four policy areas:

In this way, we contribute to a just and inclusive society, striving to maximize the benefits of ADM systems for individuals and society.

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