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European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency

Towards a safer, more predictable and trusted online environment

Algorithmic systems affect our experiences online.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) is a legislative initiative by the European Union aimed at making the internet safer and protecting people’s rights online. Algorithmic transparency and accountability are key parts of this protection.

The European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency (ECAT) contributes with scientific and technical expertise to the European Commission's exclusive supervisory and enforcement role of the systemic obligations on designated Very Large Online Platforms (VLOPs) and Very Large Online Search Engines (VLOSEs) provided for under the DSA.


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ECAT to cooperate with the new AI Office

The European AI Office will support the development and use of trustworthy AI, while protecting against AI risks. ECAT will be one of its close partners to support the Office's mission.
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FAQs: DSA data access for researchers

Under article 40 of the Digital Services Act (DSA), vetted researchers will be able to request data from very large online platforms (VLOPs) and search engines (VLOSEs) to conduct research on systemic risks in the EU.

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