Investigating algorithmic systems: Algorithm auditing
Track 01 – Re-imagining the digital public sphere
Algorithms are playing a crucial role in all aspects of life from employment decisions, to credit scores to criminal justice processes. They are being used to make very important decisions which have life-changing consequences and these decision-making processes are largely unaudited. An algorithm is a procedure or a formula often used by a computer to solve a problem. Many algorithms are proprietary and secret which hinder investigating them. However, there is a pressing need to study algorithms empirically, especially to test their fairness. This panel will discuss algorithm auditing as a research design and regulatory tool to identify bias and increase algorithmic accountability.
- Marc Rotenberg, EPIC
- Bettina Berendt, Department of Computer Science, KU Leuven
- Juhi Kulshrestha, Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research at Hamburg University
- Michael Veale, UCL STEaPP
- Joris van Hoboken, VUB-LSTS
PrivacyCamp.EU is an annual conference held the day before the start of the annual conference Computers, Privacy, and Datat Protection (CPDP)
. The event brings together digital rights advocates, members of NGOs, activists as well as academics and policy-makers from all around Europe and beyond to discuss the most pressing issues facing human rights online.
Privacy Camp is jointly organised by EDRi, Privacy Salon vzw, USL-B, VUB-LSTS, the Institute for European Studies and CPDP.