Analysis: Governments cannot ignore risk of algorithmic discrimination

Writing in the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, PLP researchers Dr Joe Tomlinson and Jack Maxwell say the trend is that courts expect governments to take responsibility for identifying algorithmic discrimination, not the general public. Read: Proving algorithmic discrimination in government decision-making Public bodies in the United Kingdom increasingly are using algorithms and big data…

PLP’s client wins fight for education

Leeds City Council has accepted that it has a duty to fund a full five day post-16 education programme for PLP’s client, Francesca Adam-Smith.  Francesca’s mother, Rachel Adam-Smith, said “A reduction in Francesca’s education, at a critical stage of her life, would have limited her ability to reach her potential, isolated her from society and…