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Defective computing: How algorithms use speech analysis to profile job candidates

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UN: Protect Rights in Welfare Systems’ Tech Overhaul

Automating Benefits, Services Threatens Welfare Rights, Privacy…

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UN special rapporteur on digital technology and social protection denounces a “human rights free-zone”

The report of the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights condemns in strong terms the way governments are privitizing and automating welfare management.

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First convening of the AlgorithmWatch Supervisory Board

On 1 October, the AlgorithmWatch Supervisory Board held its first meeting. We are delighted that Katharina de la Durantaye, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger and Steffen Wenzel will be supporting us…

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Meet our Mozilla Fellow: Anouk Ruhaak

We are delighted to welcome our new Mozilla Fellow Anouk Ruhaak, who will join our team for almost a year. Anouk creates new models of data governance for the public good. As an architect and advocate…

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Personal Scoring in the EU: Not quite Black Mirror yet, at least if you’re rich 

A centralized, permanent and public personal scoring system is very unlikely to appear in EU countries, but this does not mean that a large share of the European population is not or will not be subje…

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