ELI Innovation Paper on ‘Guiding Principles for Automated Decision-Making in the EU’ Now Available for Download


A new ELI Innovation Paper on ‘Guiding Principles for Automated Decision-Making in the EU’, which was recently adopted by the ELI Council, in consultation with the entire ELI membership, is now available for download.

The Innovation Paper, available here, comprises 12 Principles aimed at providing further guidance on establishing a legal framework for automated decision-making (ADM) in the EU, both in light of the ever-growing use of ADM systems in the digital world as well as unharmonised EU rules relating to automated processes. While useful rules on algorithm-based systems and automated means can already be found in (existing and proposed) Union legislation, they do not form a consistent, coherent, and all-embracing body of principles/rules governing ADM systems yet – a gap that the Guiding Principles seek to address. It is therefore hoped that the Principles will provide further guidance to policymakers, practitioners, academics and others working in this ever-evolving field.

The Innovation Paper was drafted by Prof Dr Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell (ELI Executive Committee Member; Professor, Charles III University of Madrid) with input from ELI Members. ELI is indebted to Prof Dr Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell for this excellent contribution to ongoing discussions on the regulation of ADM systems as well as to all the ELI Members that contributed to this initiative.

A lunchtime webinar on the Innovation Paper will take place on 30 May from 12:00 to 13:15 CET. Registration is open to the public and is free of charge. More information is available here.