Towards a law of the algorithm?

New book by Vanessa BARBE published by Mare & Martin


Algorithms are widely used to facilitate public and private decision-making, but the increase in litigation involving algorithms reveals that their legal framework is still embryonic. In particular, there seems to be a relative freedom for the decision-maker to use the algorithm, as well as to determine the way it works. However, decisions taken on the basis of an algorithmic treatment are not exempt from respecting the fundamental rights of natural and legal persons. The purpose of this book is therefore to question the modalities of the supervision of algorithmic processing by fundamental rights.