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New technologies and the application of the law

Inquiry

The Justice and Home Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into the use of new technologies in law enforcement. The Committee seeks to explore the use of advanced algorithmic tools in activities to discover, deter, rehabilitate, or punish people who breach the law in England and Wales. Border management may also be under consideration. The Committee will examine the existing legal framework enabling the development of these tools, ethical issues raised by their use in law enforcement contexts, and the lived experiences of users and citizens interacting with them.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Sunday 5 September 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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1st Report - Technology rules? The advent of new technologies in the justice system
Inquiry New technologies and the application of the law
Committees Justice and Home Affairs Committee
HL Paper 180
Report
Response to this report
Letter dated 6 July 2022 from Baroness Hamwee, Chair Justice and Home Affairs Committee, to the Rt Hon Priti Patel, Home Secretary regarding the Government's response to the Committee’s recent report, ‘Technology rules? the advent of new technologies in the justice system’
Correspondence
Response to this report
Government Response to the Report "Technology rules? The advent of new technologies in the justice system"
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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12 January 2022
Inquiry New technologies and the application of the law
Witnesses Home Office, and Home Office
Committees Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
23 November 2021
Inquiry New technologies and the application of the law
Witnesses Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales, Police and crime commissioners, National Police Chiefs' Council, and College of Policing
Committees Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
19 October 2021
Inquiry New technologies and the application of the law
Witnesses Professor Sandra Wachter (Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford), Mr David Lewis (Former Deputy Chief Constable and former ethics lead NPCC at Dorset Police), and Semantics 21
Committees Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
NTL0057 - New technologies and the application of the law
Witnesses National Police Chiefs' Council
Committees Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
NTL0059 - New technologies and the application of the law
Witnesses Public Law Project
Committees Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Written Evidence
NTL0058 - New technologies and the application of the law
Witnesses Professor Sandra Wachter (Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
Committees Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Written Evidence

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