Paddy Leerssen wins Faculty Prize for Best Publication

Paddy Leerssen won the UvA Law Faculty Prize for Best Publication 2020-2021. His winning article ‘The Soap Box as a Black Box’ examines the regulation of transparency in social media recommender systems in Europe.

Taking a sociotechnical perspective on recommender systems, this article points to the limitations of disclosures about their algorithms, and argues for public access to their recommendation outputs.

The article is available in open access at the European Journal of Law and Technology: