Technology is rapidly changing how government makes decisions and the avenues by which people can challenge those decisions.
The UK Government already uses algorithms and big data to make decisions across a vast range of areas, including tax, welfare, criminal justice, immigration and social care. A sweeping program to digitise the courts and tribunals system is currently underway.
Through research, training and litigation, PLP aims to ensure that these changes deliver better public decision-making and greater access to justice.
Our ultimate goals in this area are to ensure that:
Read our full submission on new technologies and the application of the law
Read our full consultation on why proposals risk discriminatory decision-making
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Research and policy
You can access all our research and briefings on public law and technology here.
Training and resources
‘Rise of the Robots: Challenging automated decision-making in government’: PLP is developing training for public lawyers on challenging automated government decisions.
We are keen to share our expertise and speak to individuals and organisations concerned about artificial intelligence and public law decision making.