Presentation by Pan Fangfang

NOTE CHANGE OF DATE , TIME AND MEETING ROOM TO: 8 October 2019, 11:00-12:00, room 6B-4-04, Njalsgade 76, 2300 Copenhagen S


In the digital age, artificial intelligence, big data, and algorithms are full of all aspects of our lives. The development of technology brings convenience and efficiency to our lives, and it also poses challenges and threats to our rights and interests. “Algorithm right to explanation” is a new type of right created in the EU's GDPR for the protection of individual rights, which is used to solve the problem of transparency and accountability of automated algorithm decision-making. Chinese judges, legislators and jurists are also faced with the problem of how to guarantee individual rights in the context of the widespread use of algorithmic decision-making techniques. However, China and Europe are different in some aspects, include the different perspectives of problem researching, different level of human rights culture development, different priority interest protection, different surveillance subjects and methods. whether it is feasible that China learn and transplant EU’s experience, to protect the legitimate rights and interests of individuals by creating algorithmic interpretation rights? Further research and discussion are necessary.

Not only it is necessary to have a detailed understanding and research on the definition, characteristics, scope and specific application of the new right of algorithmic interpretation, but also necessary to compare and analyze the similarities and differences between Chinese law and EU law.


Pan Fangfang is a Ph.D candidate in the Institute of Human Rights at the China University of Political Science and Law. Her research project is "The challenges to human rights posed by the development and application of intelligent decision-making technology", which is intended to study the issue of human rights infringement that may result from the widespread use of intelligent decision-making techniques. Before joining legal research, Pan Fangfang participated in several projects of the mentor on the protection of human rights of specific groups at the CUPL, and studied how to safeguard the interests of women, children and the elderly from the aspects of perfection of civil law, and has been internship for half a year at the China Youth Research Center.

Pan Fangfang will be staying at Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies for one year under the supervision of Professor, Head of CECS Hanne Petersen.

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