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Reports, papers, articles, guidance and tools produced by academia, think tanks, NGOs, and civil society groups.

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Data sharing mechanism or programme | Research report

Tech sector transparency & the Global South

In the last year alone, the Resource Centre added 1,447 articles, company responses and other resources to its open-access database of materials on human rights and the technology sector. We[...]

Published date: January 25, 2024

Research report

Towards an African alliance for meaningful access to Intermediaries’ data holdings

There is African appetite for increased access and use of social media platform data. But there is also low awareness in the wider society of the significance of data, and[...]

Published date: December 20, 2023

Subject tag: Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation

Submission/proposal/advocacy/recommendation

First Transparency Reports Under Digital Services Act Are Difficult to Compare

Europe’s Digital Services Act (DSA) requires that the largest tech firms submit regular transparency reports to stay compliant with the law. The deadline for Very Large Online Platforms (VLOPs) and[...]

Published date: November 23, 2023

Subject tag: Advertising | Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Privacy and data protection | Terrorism and violent extremism

Digital application

The Dataverse Network: An Open Source Application for Sharing, Discovering, and Preserving Data

The Dataverse Network is an open-source application for publishing, referencing, extracting and analyzing research data. The main goal of the Dataverse Network is to solve the problems of data sharing[...]

Published date: November 20, 2023

Subject tag: Data Access

Data sharing mechanism or programme

A dataset on EU legislation for the digital world

This Bruegel dataset seeks to provide a comprehensive view of European Union laws relevant to digitalisation enacted previously, measures that have been enacted or might still be enacted during the[...]

Published date: November 16, 2023

Subject tag: Advertising | Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Government transparency | Privacy and data protection | Terrorism and violent extremism

Research report | Submission/proposal/advocacy/recommendation

The extraterritorial implications of the Digital Services Act

As the enforcement of the Digital Services Act (DSA) is gathering speed, a number of non-EU based civil society and research organizations have wondered to what extent the DSA can[...]

Published date: November 1, 2023

Subject tag: Advertising | Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Government transparency | Privacy and data protection | Terrorism and violent extremism

Submission/proposal/advocacy/recommendation | Transparency report

Platform Researcher Access Tools & The Brussels Effect

X (formerly Twitter) sued the Center for Countering Digital Hate for “improperly” accessing data. Meta is planning to shut down Crowdtangle. TikTok’s Researcher API is lackluster. For those paying attention[...]

Published date: November 1, 2023

Subject tag: Advertising | Algorithmic systems | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Privacy and data protection

Research report

Research Report on Disparate Content Moderation

Now that focus is shifting to the implementation and enforcement of the DSA is crucial to understand how research, advocacy, and policies can be grounded in the intersectionality, diversity, and[...]

Published date: October 31, 2023

Subject tag: Advertising | Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Government transparency | Privacy and data protection | Terrorism and violent extremism

Research report

The Out-of-court Settlement Mechanism under the DSA: Questions and Doubts

The Digital Services Act (DSA) constitutes the new legal horizontal framework in the EU regarding the provision of online services. It formally came into force on 16 November 2022. However,[...]

Published date: October 26, 2023

Subject tag: Advertising | Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Government transparency | Privacy and data protection | Terrorism and violent extremism

Submission/proposal/advocacy/recommendation

As Israel and Hamas go to war, the Digital Services Act faces its first major test

The European Union’s long-awaited Digital Services Act, a package of regulations often billed as a once-in-a-generation rewriting of the rules of the internet, is undergoing its first real-world test. Following[...]

Published date: October 26, 2023

Subject tag: Advertising | Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Government transparency | Privacy and data protection | Terrorism and violent extremism