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Two scandals involving algorithmic-based final scores for high-school seniors put automated decision-making based on personal data in the spotlight this summer, abruptly revealing to the large public the serious dangers of a society sorted by algorithms. The two cases concern the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and the finals of high-school graduates in the UK (‘A-levels’ and equivalent).

Ultimately, these developments show why the protection of personal data is an essential right that needs to be safeguarded in our new, data-rich world, and why it should indeed be construed and regulated differently than privacy. …

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As Europe is grappling with an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases, some European Data Protection Authorities issued public interest guidance on the limits of collecting, sharing and using personal data relating to health in these exceptional circumstances. …


Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Gabriela is Senior Counsel for the Future of Privacy Forum and former legal officer for the European Data Protection Supervisor. PhD in data protection law.

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