3 July 2017

Lunchtime Seminar

Article 22 and a Lack Thereof: A Comparative History and Future of a Right to a Human in the Loop

with Professor Meg Jones, Brussels Privacy Hub Visiting Scholar 

Contributing to scholarship on the governance of algorithms and further comparative analysis of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation, this article argues that restrictions on automated decision-making 1) hold strong historical roots in Europe; 2) but weak foundations in the United States; and 3) serve as another complicated wedge between the EU and U.S. for achieving interoperable data protection. The existence of a subtle, underutilized right to a human in the loop (intended to protect the dignity of data subjects) across European countries and its absence in the U.S. (where fairness and  objectivity of the technology is promoted) promises to be problematically relevant to international technology policy as smart technologies are introduced in more and more areas of society. However, as technologies and legal approaches develop, two related concepts could potentially support international interoperable: the right to explanation and meaningful human control.

Time: 12.45 - 14.00

Venue: Room 4C306, 4th Floor, Building C, Law and Criminology Faculty, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050, Brussel

Registration:  info@brusselsprivacyhub.org

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