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New York City Aims to Bring Accountability to Algorithms with New Bill

In December, New York City unanimously passed a bill to bring transparency into the way that the city’s government agencies use algorithms to drive decisions.  This is a topic we care deeply about. At the core of Immuta’s technology and our belief is the ability to quickly connect to and control data for advanced analytics....

Community Highlight: Stanford’s CodeX and the Future of Automated Law

We recently had the honor of speaking to Stanford’s CodeX about how Immuta enables the world’s largest organizations to accelerate machine learning innovation while maintaining their regulatory obligations. For folks who might not know, CodeX was established by the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics to focus on the research and development of computational law. The organization brings together lawyers, researchers, entrepreneurs,...

On Algorithms and Explanations

I’m just back from attending NYU Information Law Institute’s “Algorithms and Explanations” conference. The focus was on governing machine learning, from medical and criminal justice applications to credit scoring—issues we think a lot about at Immuta. And while I’m still digesting the presentations and discussions that took place, I thought I’d post two immediate takeaways...

Software Is Eating the Law

Technology is pushing the law into new and uncharted territories. From the regulatory implications of machine learning to new data privacy and security concerns, regulators have a lot of catching up to do. What is new, however, is that these issues are starting to get the attention they deserve. And I’m happy to be writing...

SXSW, Big Data and the Law

On Saturday, I had the privilege to give a talk on how software is eating the law at SXSW. And I thought I’d take to the blog to share a few thoughts on my time in Austin and some of my conversations there. Specifically, what struck me is how many organizations are confronting variants of the same...

Virtual Sovereignty: A New Legal Framework for Global Data Protection

It’s no secret that the global regulatory regime governing our data isn’t working. On the one hand, for example, we have governments that seek—and sometimes desperately need—access to our data. On the other hand, we have global technology companies that collect and store our data. These companies, like the internet itself, oftentimes transcend institutional and...

A Lawyer and A Data Scientist Walk Into A Bar

Today marks the end of my first week at Immuta, and I thought I’d take to the blog to explain what it is I’m doing here. More precisely, I thought I’d answer a few of the questions I’ve been getting lately. For instance: What’s a lawyer doing at a data analytics software startup? Or: What...