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Experiments in Automating Immigration Systems

Experiments in Automating Immigration Systems By Tatiana Kazim, Public Law Project and Equal Education Law Centre (South Africa) Governments around the world are embracing automated decision making (ADM). The potential benefits are well-rehearsed: faster, cheaper, more accurate, more consistent decision-making. Equally, the dangers posed by government ADM systems have been exposed by several high-profile scandals … Continue reading

State pension underpayments and the payment of interest

Robert Thomas, University of Manchester Should people underpaid their state pensions receive not just arrears for those underpayments, but also the interest on them in order to make up for inflation? The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) thinks not, but the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) thinks they should. The recent Parliamentary and Health Service … Continue reading

Administrative Law Challenges in the Information Commissioner’s Office Age Appropriate Design Code

Administrative Law Challenges in the Information Commissioner’s Office Age Appropriate Design Code By Jonathan Collinson (University of Huddersfield) The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Age Appropriate Design Code is a collection of 15 principles to set expectations of how children’s personal data should be processed in order to be compliant with UK data protection law. Its … Continue reading

Preventing exclusion in an age of digitalisation

Preventing exclusion in an age of digitalisation By Jo Hynes (Research Fellow, Public Law Project and PhD candidate, University of Exeter) This blog piece summarises the full rapporteur’s briefing available on the Public Law Project website. Despite significant benefits, the ongoing HMCTS reform programme’s commitment to digital justice poses significant challenges, not least in the … Continue reading

Half a million people didn’t take-up Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 – and why this matters

Half a million people didn’t take-up Universal Credit at the start of COVID-19 – and why this matters By Ben Baumberg Geiger (Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, and co-lead of the ‘Welfare at a (Social) Distance’ project on the benefits system during COVID-19) In a new report, we estimate that in July/August 2020, about half a … Continue reading