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European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency

What we do

The European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency (ECAT) is committed to improved understanding and proper regulation of algorithmic systems.

Platform assessment and investigations

  • Technical tests on algorithmic systems to better understand their functioning.
  • Analysis of transparency reports, risk assessments and independent audits.
  • Support to investigations, such as inspections.
  • Definition of relevant procedures for ensuring data access to regulators and researchers.

Scientific research and foresight

  • Identify and measure systemic risks associated to VLOPs and VLOSEs.
  • Evaluate risk mitigation measures.
  • Propose practical methodologies towards transparent and accountable algorithmic approaches.
  • Study the long-term societal impact of algorithms.
  • Identify emerging risks associated with the use of VLOPs and VLOSEs.

Networking and community building

  • At international level, centralise knowledge across the globe, sharing the main scientific findings and best¬†practices for data-driven studies in this area.
  • Act as a knowledge hub for research conducted thanks to access to data provided by the DSA.