Falk Steiner

Falk Steiner worked as Senior Expert for digitalization in the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Megatrends program. Grown up with home computers, since the mid-1990s with TCP/IP stack. Studied political science in Bonn and Berlin, focusing on digital, European, foreign and security policy, and the history of political ideas. Before joining the Bertelsmann Stiftung, he spent the last six years as a correspondent for Deutschlandfunk in Berlin, covering political and digital debates.

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Automating Society Report: Increased deployment of automated decision-making: Transparency, oversight and competence are still lacking

Over 100 use cases of automated decision-making systems in 16 European countries have been compiled by a research network for the 2020 edition of the Automating Society report by Bertelsmann Stiftung and AlgorithmWatch. The report shows: Even though algorithmic systems are increasingly being used by public administration and private companies, there is still a lack […]

Digital Sovereignty in the EU

“Digital Sovereignty” is a term frequently used in political debates on the national and European level. What is meant by this? How can the EU be capable of asserting its own values and legal systems in a digital policy? The debate on “Digital Sovereignty” is not sufficiently based on evidence at the present time. To […]