In September, the UK Government launched its consultation on reforming Britain’s data laws. Among the government’s ambitious plans are two pillars: “Removing barriers to responsible innovation” and “reducing burdens on business.” As part of these goals, the government is considering reforming Article 22 of the GDPR—the right to opt-out of automated decision-making. This roundtable discussion will take a closer look at Article 22 and consider what kinds of changes are feasible and desirable. Can the benefits of automation be encouraged without weakening user protections? Are there other ways to maintain citizens’ rights than by banning the principle of automated decision-making? Does it make sense to regulate one kind of decision-making, but not others?
The Center for Data Innovation hosted a discussion the ins and outs of Article 22, its purpose, its flaws, and whether it is fit for purpose in the digital age.
Date and Time:
- October 15, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EDT) / 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (GMT)
- Omer Tene, Partner, Goodwin Procter; former VP at the International Association of Privacy Professionals
- Isabelle de Pauw, Data Policy at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Jonathan Kirsop, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
- Andrew Orlowski, Technology Commentator and Columnist, The Daily Telegraph
- Kristian Stout, Director of Innovation Policy, International Center for Law & Economics
- Ben Mueller, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation (moderator)