Right to explanation and the GDPR: interesting question.

After a long and busy summer, I finally had the chance to take a serious look to a paper called «Why a right to explanation of automated decision-making does not exist in the General Data Protection Regulation«. You can find a copy of this paper in this link: it’s worth reading carefully!

Here, I just want to share my enthusiasm for this work. I was convinced that in the GDPR there was a legal base to audit algorithms and verify if they comply with the new data privacy regulation. Apparently, I wasn’t alone in this misinterpretation (see note 6, p. 3).

But, after a close look to articles 13-15 and 22, I should separate my wishes from the reality. And I have to admit that the authors were right: in the best case scenario, the the right to explanation and the GDPR are not perfectly aligned.

44 pages, full of information and solidly argued. Have fun!

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