ISD Digital Policy Lab


Website/link: Visit website

Subject tag: Algorithmic systems | Terrorism and violent extremism

Country: Germany

Region: Global

Funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, the Digital Policy Lab (DPL) is an intergovernmental working group focused on charting the regulatory and policy path forward to prevent and counter disinformation, hate speech, extremism and terrorism online.

It comprises a core group of senior representatives of ministries and regulators from key liberal democratic countries. The DPL intends to foster intergovernmental exchange, provide policymakers with access to sector-leading expertise and research, and build an international community of policy practice around key regulatory challenges in the digital policy space.

Since launching in November 2020, regular sessions, working groups and information exchanges have brought together officials from 13 countries and the EU. Currently, the DPL includes representation from government agencies from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the EU Commission.