April 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Leigh Day

Automating Injustice: Human Rights, Technology and Big Data


6.30pm Tuesday 23 April 2019

Leigh Day, 25 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M 4LB


Rapid advances in technology and big data have resulted in the widespread use of artificial intelligence and automated systems by the state and police, with significant consequences for a range of human rights as well as injustice and discrimination based on gender, race and socioeconomic status.

The panel will discuss and raise awareness of the impact of new technology and information systems in the criminal justice system and public services, including predictive and profiling artificial intelligence and algorithmic systems used by the state and police; the police’s intrusive digital device extraction practices and personal information requests from victims; and as part of the ‘hostile environment’.

These new technologies engage a myriad of rights including people’s rights to a fair trial, privacy, freedom of expression, freedom of association, and protection from discrimination.

The event will include a Q&A session for audience members to participate in the discussion.




Gracie Bradley – Policy and Campaigns Manager, Liberty

Silkie Carlo – Director, Big Brother Watch

Julianne Kerr Morrison, Monckton Chambers



To RSVP for this free event, please contact administrator@hrla.org.uk.

We will accommodate any reasonable adjustments in order to meet the needs of our guests so please do notify us of these when registering.



We are tremendously grateful to our hosts at Leigh Day for their support of this event