Researchers and civil society actors are increasingly monitoring and aware of the impacts of issues of data protection, privacy and artificial intelligence, which can reshape the lives and rights of migrants and other discriminated groups. These issues arise both from policy developments around the interoperability of databases and government use of 'big data' as well as technological and digital developments that are often not on policymakers' radar. Who is deciding what? What regulation is needed at EU level? How can migration actors better network and work together with the lawyers, researchers and authorities working on data protection, privacy and AI?