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Role of technology examined in Legislative Process inquiry

11 January 2017

The Constitution Committee hears evidence from Professor Richard Susskind, an independent adviser to national governments and professional firms, on the role of technology on the legislative process.

Witness

Wednesday 11 January in Committee Room 4, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Professor Richard Susskind OBE FRSE

Areas of questioning

  • How will technology impact on the process of making laws beyond the simple automation of processes.
  • Why the legislative process has seen less computerisation than aspects of the law such as the courts.
  • The risks associated with moving toward a more high-tech process of making laws.
  • How we can prepare for possible long-term technological changes such as automatic drafting of legislation, systems that identify the need for legislative change based on monitoring the mood of the nation and citizens receiving personalised information about legislative changes.

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