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Beyond Data

Human Rights, Ethical and Social Impact Assessment in AI

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • The only book until now to focus on the human rights impact assessment for AI, including social and ethical issues

  • Discusses three different approaches to the regulation of AI (principle-based, risk-based and conformity-oriented)

  • Investigates i.a. current and future European regulation and policy, the challenges posed by AI and its global dimension

Part of the book series: Information Technology and Law Series (ITLS, volume 36)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Beyond Data

    • Alessandro Mantelero
    Pages 1-43Open Access
  3. Human Rights Impact Assessment and AI

    • Alessandro Mantelero
    Pages 45-91Open Access
  4. The Social and Ethical Component in AI Systems Design and Management

    • Alessandro Mantelero
    Pages 93-137Open Access
  5. Regulating AI

    • Alessandro Mantelero
    Pages 139-183Open Access
  6. Open Issues and Conclusions

    • Alessandro Mantelero
    Pages 185-197Open Access
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 199-200

About this book

This open access book focuses on the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on individuals and society from a legal perspective, providing a comprehensive risk-based methodological framework to address it. Building on the limitations of data protection in dealing with the challenges of AI, the author proposes an integrated approach to risk assessment that focuses on human rights and encompasses contextual social and ethical values.

The core of the analysis concerns the assessment methodology and the role of experts in steering the design of AI products and services by business and public bodies in the direction of human rights and societal values.

Taking into account the ongoing debate on AI regulation, the proposed assessment model also bridges the gap between risk-based provisions and their real-world implementation.

The central focus of the book on human rights and societal values in AI and the proposed solutions will make it of interest to legal scholars, AI developers and providers, policy makers and regulators.

Alessandro Mantelero is Associate Professor of Private Law and Law & Technology in the Department of Management and Production Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in Turin, Italy.


  • Open Access
  • Human Rights
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Impact Assessment
  • Ethics
  • Data Protection
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA)
  • AI Regulation

Authors and Affiliations

  • DIGEP, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy

    Alessandro Mantelero

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)