Lorenz Matzat (he/him)

Co-Founder and Shareholder

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Lorenz Matzat is co-founder and shareholder of AlgorithmWatch. He is an organizational developer, currently working on a non-profit journalism project in Switzerland and is a visiting professor at the University of Leipzig. Until the beginning of 2022, he was Head of Research & Development at AlgorithmWatch.

Articles for AlgoritmWatch

Story, 21 November 2018

Finnish Credit Score Ruling raises Questions about Discrimination and how to avoid it

In a case not well known outside Finland, a tribunal threatened to fine Svea Ekonomi AB for 100,000 euros on the grounds that it declined credit to a customer by using statistical models that are in violation of anti-discrimination laws. The case raises some hard questions about the practice of credit scoring and how it could be done.

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