Margot E. Kaminski, associate professor of law at the University of Colorado Law School, received the 10th Annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers (PPM) Award from the Future of Privacy Forum. This award recognizes leading privacy scholarship that is relevant to policymakers in the U.S. Congress, at U.S. federal agencies, and for data protection authorities abroad.
Kaminski and her coauthor, Gianclaudio Malgieri, will present their winning paper, “Algorithmic Impact Assessments under the GDPR: Producing Multi-layered Explanations,” to policymakers, academics, and industry privacy professionals at the U.S. Senate in February.
"U.S. lawmakers at both the federal and state level have recently proposed using 'algorithmic impact assessments' to mitigate AI bias and discrimination. Our paper provides a close look at how this policy tool might work in Europe, including significant suggestions for policymakers in other countries."
The paper addresses how a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) links the two faces of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) approach to algorithmic accountability: individual rights and systemic collaborative governance. Kaminski and Malgieri address the relationship between DPIAs and individual transparency rights, and propose that impact assessments link the GDPR’s two methods of governing algorithmic decision making by both providing systemic governance and serving as an important “suitable safeguard” (Art. 22) of individual rights.
"U.S. lawmakers at both the federal and state level have recently proposed using 'algorithmic impact assessments' to mitigate AI bias and discrimination," Kaminski said. "Our paper provides a close look at how this policy tool might work in Europe, including significant suggestions for policymakers in other countries."
Kaminski joined the Colorado Law faculty in 2017 and serves as director of the Privacy Initiative at Colorado Law’s Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. She specializes in the law of new technologies, focusing on information governance, privacy, and freedom of expression. Her recent work has examined autonomous systems, including AI, robots, and drones (UAS). In 2018, she researched comparative and transatlantic approaches to data privacy in the Netherlands and Italy as a recipient of the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant.