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Out now: Atlas of Automation – Automated decision-making and participation in Germany

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Automated decisions are part of our everyday lives and have a significant effect on the way we live – often without being aware of it. In order to use these systems it must be guaranteed that they are…

ABOUT US

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TEAM Brigitte Alfter / Research network coordinator Brigitte Alfter is an award-winning Danish-German journalist specialising in European affairs. After a career in local and national Danish media, in…

GERMANY

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By Kristina Penner and Louisa Well In Germany, a number of commissions, expert groups, platforms and organisations were set up by government and parliament to assess the consequence of a wider applica…

SWEDEN

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By Anne Kaun and Julia Velkova The Swedish government aims to place the country at the forefront of the technological development around Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM…

FINLAND

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By Minna Ruckenstein and Julia Velkova At the level of Finnish central government, automation is predominantly discussed in relation to Artificial Intelligence. The government’s goal is to pool togeth…

SPAIN

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By Karma Peiró Spain is still far away from having any regulation on automated decision-making (ADM). The Digital Strategy for a Smart Spain 2025 [SP 1] is a guide that tries to show the way forward f…

UNITED KINGDOM

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By Tom Wills A survey of procurement data carried out for this report shows automated decision-making (ADM) in use or being introduced in a wide range of applications across the UK public sector, from…

ITALY

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By Fabio Chiusi In recent years, discussions in Italy about automation have increased both at the institutional level and by the public at large. Academic institutions, mainstream media and civil soci…

POLAND

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By Alek Tarkowski Policy debates on the issue of algorithms and automated decision-making (ADM) have only recently been initiated by the public administration, and they have focused on the related con…

BELGIUM

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By Rosamunde van Brakel Belgium has several levels of government and debates are spread out over the different governments: federal, regional (Flemish, Walloon and Brussels-Capital region government)…

About the report & link references

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Automating Society – Taking Stock of Automated Decision-Making in the EU (2019) A report by AlgorithmWatch in cooperation with Bertelsmann Stiftung, supported by the Open Society Foundations To…

DENMARK

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By Brigitte Alfter The Danish government states that it wants to actively further the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related education. The focus is clearly on the potential for econo…

RECOMMENDATIONS

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In this report we have compiled findings from 12 EU member states and the level of the EU. In all countries, we looked at the debates focused on the development and application of automated decision-m…

EUROPEAN UNION

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By Kristina Penner The EU is a lot of things: It is a union of 28 Member States that has a commission, a parliament, a council of national ministers, the Court of Justice, and a couple of other instit…

FRANCE

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By Nicolas Kayser-Bril French lawmakers’ first confrontation with ADM came in 1978, when they introduced a law to ban it unconditionally. The new law granted citizens the right to access and modify th…

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