UCD Centre for
Digital Policy

Building digital policy capability amongst the public
and private sector in Ireland and across the wider
European Union.

The Microsoft-UCD Digital Policy Programme is designed to support those in government with the skills and knowledge necessary to amend existing legislation and plan for new legislation that will protect society and provide a relevant framework in which organisations can operate.

About The Centre

Digital technologies underpin all areas of society and the economy, from work to leisure to political participation. However, as technological developments in the field of digital and data science accelerate, balancing the rights of citizens while investing in the possibilities afforded by digital technologies remains tricky for legislators, policy makers, and the private sector alike.

New technologies emerge and create new challenges even as organisations and governments struggle with creating appropriate responses for today.

Our Team

Professor of EU Regulation & Governance, Principal of UCD College of Social Sciences and Law, and Senior Advisor at Centre for Digital Policy

Colin Scott is professor of EU Regulation & Governance at University College Dublin, where he currently serves as vice president for Equality,...

Co-Director of Centre for Digital Policy and Head of School of Information and Communication Studies

As well as being a professor of Information and Communication Studies, Eugenia Siapera is head of the School of Information and Communication Studies...

Co-Director of Centre for Digital Policy and Director of the MSc in Digital Policy

Dr Elizabeth Farries is our Centre’s Director with Prof Siapera. She is also the director of the MSc, Graduate Diploma and Professional...

Assistant Professor of Information and Communication Studies

Marco Bastos is the UCD Ad Astra Fellow at the School of Information and Communication Studies and senior lecturer at City, University of London. He...

Our Members

The Centre membership is multi-disciplinary drawing on expertise in media, communications, law, politics, and computer science.

Senior Advisor AI Accountability at Mozilla Foundation and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at TCD

Abeba Birhane is a cognitive scientist, currently a Senior Advisor in AI Accountability at the Mozilla Foundation and an Adjunct Assistant Professor...

Assistant Professor, School of Information and Communication Studies

Marguerite Barry is assistant professor at the School of Information & Communication Studies at UCD, programme director for the MSc in...

Assistant Professor, School of Information and Communication Studies

Brendan is an assistant professor at the School of Information and Communication Studies in UCD. Brendan has always had a strong interest in the...

Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science, School of Sociology

Arjumand Younus is an Assistant Professor at UCD’s School of Information and Communication Studies, teaching and researching in the area of...

Insights

Read about some updates about the centre, our activities and articles by our members about critical areas in digital policy development

8th November 2023. The Centre for Digital Policy was delighted to support the AI and Society event at the National...

December 2022. We are excited to share with you a new educational series from the UCD Centre for Digital Policy in...

31 July, 2023. Our Centre’s Director, Liz Farries, was interviewed during the “College Digital Technologies...

October 2021. How does a 19th century Parliamentary system and model of government successfully consider, draft and...

On December 15th, 2020, the European Commission submitted its legislative proposal for digital service to the European...

April 2021. The General Scheme of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill (OSMR) represents the extensive and good...

Recent Publications

September 2023. Our Centre’s Co-Director Liz Farries has contributed a Chapter to the 2023 Routledge book...

August 2023. Our Centre Member Patrick Brodie has published an article in which he demonstrates that data centers...

August 2023. Our Centre’s Team Member Marco Bastos has written an op-ed on Algorithm Watch discussing the limitations...

July 2023. Our Centre Team Member Marco Bastos has co-authored an article highlighting how a Chinese local news outlet...

July 2023. Our Centre’s Co-Director Eugenia Siapera authored an article on Alt Tech, by exploring Bitchute, a...

On 31st May 2023, our Centre Member Naoise McNally, PhD Researcher at ML-Labs (SFI Centre for Research Training in...
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