Both in Denmark and abroad, discussions of the consequences of public authorities’ use of technology abound. Advantages and disadvantages of use of automated, administrative decision-making can be perceived as an embodiment of authorities’ use of technology in general. The article calls for increased management of use of automated, administrative decision-making to, among other consequences, prevent an increased imbalance between state apparatus and individual citizens. Hoping to stimulate further debate, three policy suggestions are put forward: i) strengthen relevant professional expertise particularly among high and mid-level public servants; ii) appoint an expert committee focusing on the need for supplementary legislation and guidance; and iii) increased focus and knowledge among regulatory authorities with a particular focus on technical and organizational aspects of automated, administrative decision-making.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Governing Technology Use by Public Authorities: What Can and Should Be Done?
|Politica - Tidsskrift for politisk videnskab
|Number of pages
|Published - Sept 2023
- Technology use
- Automated decision-making
- Managing technology use
- Policy instruments
- Policy suggestions