A recent study by Dr Elena Abrusci at Brunel University London and Dr Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford, indicates that creating new laws to protect people from automated decision-making (ADM) may not be necessary. The research argues that existing legal frameworks for data protection, non-discrimination, and human rights could be used to regulate ADM and offer protection against its negative impacts. The study highlights that ADM is not only a future problem but a present one, and implementing the existing laws properly could address some of the pressing issues related to technology. The success of this approach would depend on public and private bodies improving the procedural machinery required to enforce and oversee legal rules.
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