In an age of automated decision-making, AI algorithms today are pivotal to decision-making in multiple fields such as hiring, finance, and criminal justice. Right to explanation, viewed as a promising yet controversial legal solution to alleviate concerns about transparency and accountability, was first introduced into EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and then a growing number of legal regimes across the globe. These include, most recently, China’s Personal Information Protection Law. In this seminar, Professor Miao will explain why the right to explanation is a fundamental legal instrument for protecting the autonomy of data subjects, despite its apparent ambiguity, malleability, and perceived toothlessness.
About the Speaker:
Professor Miao is an associate professor of law at CUHK Law. She previously conducted research in the capacity of NYU Global Fellow, Oxford Howard League Fellow, British Academy Postdoc Fellow, NUS ASLI scholar and Harvard Yenching Scholar. Her research expertise covers criminal justice, sociolegal studies, comparative law and technology & Law. Recently, she is an awardee of American Society of Comparative Law’s Hessel Yntema Prize for most outstanding scholarship by a scholar under 40 years of age.
The Hong Kong Law Society has awarded this seminar 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.