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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On 29 April 2020, we submitted a response to the ICO’s paper, “Guidance on the AI auditing framework: Draft guidance for consultation” (Draft Guidance).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

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


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