Augmented Compliance: the case of Algorithmic Impact Assessment


  • Gianclaudio Malgieri


  • Margot Kaminski
  • Olivier Guillo
  • Hendrik Junklewitz
  • Björn Fasterling

Organisation: Augmented Law Institute - EDHEC Business School

Room: Online 2

Timing: 17:15 - 18:30 on 27 January 2021

The aim of the panel is to show how Data Protection by Design in the GDPR could encourage a holistic Algorithmic Impact Assessment under the GDPR, combining the DPIA requirements with the individual rights related to Automated Decision-Making. The panel wants to analyse what the concept of Algorithmic Impact Assessment is across different legislations and how different layers of automated decisions explanations might contribute to a dynamic DPIA of complex algorithmic data processing. The role of compliance software might also be pivotal in this process.

• How an Algorithmic Impact Assessment should look like across different Data Protection Legislations?
• Can Algorithmic DPIA and individual rights in the GDPR be connected in one only tool, as a disruptive and convenient compliance models for all data controllers?
• Can we imagine several layers of explanation of Automated Decision-Making under the GDPR?
• Can we "automate" compliance in case of algorithmic decisions?


Gianclaudio Malgieri

EDHEC Augmented Law Institute (FR)

Prof. Dr. Gianclaudio Malgieri is an Associate Professor of Law & Technology at the EDHEC Business School in Lille (France), where he conducts research at the Augmented Law Institute and teaches Data Protection Law, Intellectual Property Law, ICT Law and Business Law. In the 2019 he is the only European scholar to receive the Future of Privacy Award. He is also Editorial Board Member of Computer Law and Security Review and Attorney at Law. He holds a PhD in Law at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Centre of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he is Affiliated Researcher.
He got an LLM with honours at the University of Pisa (2016) and a JD with honours at S.Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (2017).


Margot Kaminski

Colorado Law (US)

Olivier Guillo

Smart Global (FR)

Olivier Guillo coordinates all Smart Global Governance® teams. Smart Global Governance® is the European Leader in compliance digitization platforms with 20.000 pro users in 100 countries. Smart Global Governance® contributes actively to creating long-term value for all organizations, by boosting confidence and trust within their ecosystem by means of all-embracing intelligent governance.

Hendrik Junklewitz

European Commission (EU)

Henrik Junklewitz received a diploma in physics in 2009 and a Ph.D in physics in 2014, both from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He has been a post-doctoral researcher in machine learning and statistical inference for astrophysics at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Currently, he is a scientific project officer for machine learning with the DG Joint research Centre of the European Commission. Apart from his background in physics, his research interests focus on robustness, security and explainability of machine learning, Bayesian statistics and inference, and applications for imaging methods.

Björn Fasterling

EDHEC Augmented Law Institute (FR)

Björn Fasterling joined EDHEC Business School as a law professor in 2003. Currently he serves there as Head of Faculty for the department accounting, control and legal affairs. He teaches business and human rights, compliance management, and business ethics. Member of the Augmented Law Institute at EDHEC, his research and publications focus on ethics and compliance management in companies, and more recently on business enterprises’ human rights responsibilities. He currently works on buiness and human rights issues in the context of the commercial exploitation of big data through advanced analytics.