ICDS Information, Communication & the Data Society


Information, Communication & the Data Society is an interdisciplinary research initiative into the way AI and algorithms affect the role, impact and regulation of information and communication in the Data Society. Information and communication technology plays a central role in constituting societal practices and realizing democratic values and fundamental rights. AI and algorithms change established modes of communication deeply and profoundly, and the role that information (data) plays in our society – as a source of knowledge, power and governance. ICDS a joint research initiative between the Amsterdam School of Communication Research and the Institute for Information Law that receives Priority Area Funding from the University of Amsterdam. These two disciplines join forces to ask, and answer, fundamental questions about the role, uses and regulation of data-driven communication and communication infrastructures.