Legal Protection Against Algorithmic Fact-Finding in Administrative Procedures

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Algorithms are increasingly used to establish facts in administrative procedures, e.g. the use of automated speech analysis to determine the country of origin in asylum procedures.

Algorithms are often not transparent and their results difficult to contest.

This dissertation deals with questions of individual legal protection and with the legal classification of this use of algorithms.

Angelika Adensamer is a researcher in the project “DIGrenz” on the digitalization of asylum procedures at the Department Eisenberger. Her research focuses on algorithms in public administration, surveillance and data protection. At CIHG she is part of Critical Legal Tech.