Automated decision-making (ADM) represents a use case of applied artificial intelligence (AI) with a growing demand in various business scenarios. In this context, algorithms make and execute decisions while impacting individuals’ life. Present article discusses today’s importance of self-determination in the light of the increasing application of ADM. It further illustrates relevant ethical theories in regard to the concept of self-determination, and describes risks of discrimination, particularly in the context of automated decision-making. The paper explores how self-determination is reflected in present legislation and assesses possible areas for legal adaption.
The proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright and related rights in the digital single market (Copyright Directive) has just been finalized and is scheduled to be voted on by the European parliament on Tuesday, March the 26th. The proposal has been met with intense debate and public as well as academic protest. In its controversy it may only be rivaled by another piece of legislation regarding the digital era: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which became applicable in May 2018. Both legal frameworks aren’t just linked by the controversy that surrounded them but are also intrinsically connected when it comes to processing personal data. Artikel vollständig lesen