The term “digitalisation” can mean many things: ever-growing efficiency of IT systems, the increasing use of the internet, new technologies in manufacturing, the increasing controllability of large amounts of data, and the change in communication. All these developments have an effect on our living and working environment: Our work becomes more flexible and versatile, routine tasks are automatised. Usage of data and algorithms are becoming increasingly significant to citizens as well as public agencies. We are not yet able to fully foresee the chances this development offers to gender equality and the risks it poses to it. It is therefore becoming exceedingly important to determine the impact on gender issues at an early stage. Only that way will it be possible to act where necessary.