Never knowingly oversold? Tell me who you are, and I will tell you how much you need to pay!

The blog has been co-authored with Alexandru Cîrciumaru. More information about Alex is available at the end of this blog. Introduction Sooner or later, if you shop online, “you” will be offered a “discount” or “special price” to induce a first or subsequent purchase.  “You” may be offered no reason Continue Reading

AI and foreign travel. Hoping to get away? Be prepared for the Border Bots.

The blog has been co-authored with Alina Glaubitz. More information about Alina is available at the end of this blog. Covid–19 has brought immediate changes to the rights of free movement in the European Union as each Member State has struggled to control the spread of the virus.  Temporary travel Continue Reading

Ethical uncertainty or legal certainty? The importance of regulating AI now.

We have been thinking hard about the best way to regulate AI since,  in addition to maintaining our online resource dedicated to AI, human rights, discrimination and data protection, our recent projects have included – Speaking with regulators in both mainland Europe and the UK, Advising business on minimising the Continue Reading

Checking the data protection & privacy implications of workplace surveillance in a Covid-19 world

This blog has been co-written with Aislinn Kelly-Lyth. More information about Aislinn is available at the end of this blog. Tech Companies have seen new opportunities in the Covid-19 pandemic.  They have responded to the challenges of getting employees back to a safe workplace by creating new products for a Continue Reading

“Algorithmic unfairness” & the recent ICO consultation

On 29 April 2020, we submitted a response to the ICO’s paper, “Guidance on the AI auditing framework: Draft guidance for consultation” (Draft Guidance). There were three points which we highlighted in our response as follows: The document includes an erroneous conflation of “algorithmic unfairness” with the concept of “discrimination” Continue Reading

French Parcoursup decision

On 3 April 2020, France’s Constitutional Council (Le Conseil Constitutionnel) handed down its long-awaited decision concerning the lawfulness of Parcoursup, a national algorithmic platform that assists educational establishments to select students and assign them to undergraduate courses in an equitable way.  Parcoursup had already been the subject of criticism by Continue Reading

Government automated-decision making

Over the summer of 2019, we were instructed by The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) to consider the equality implications of AI and automated decision-making in government, in particular, through consideration of the Settled Status scheme and the use of Risk-Based verification (RBV) systems.   The paper was finished in September Continue Reading

European Commission proposals

European Commission In February 2020, the European Commission published its long awaited White Paper – On Artificial Intelligence – A European approach to excellence and trust. The purpose of the White Paper is to start the process of scoping policy options which are intended to “enable a trustworthy and secure Continue Reading

Covid-19: Facial Recognition Technology in the workspace: the answer to social distancing or discriminatory?

The Government’s instruction  to work from home and to limit travel is bound to mean that reliance on artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and automated decision making (ADM) will expand even faster than before, and it has been expanding very fast already.   Certainly, The Wall Street Journal is predicting Continue Reading