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Our blogs examine Artificial Intelligence, algorithms and Automated Decision Making from an equality, human rights and data protection perspective. You can sign up at the bottom of this page.

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


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