Robots over rationality? Olivia Dwan on visa applications

24 June 2019

In the news this week, the Home Office has been criticised for using an algorithm to determine the status of visa applications. Is ‘streaming’ a conveyor belt technique when only the nuances of human decision making will suffice? In this article, Olivia Dwan explores the details available and whether this new system is fair and accountable.

Olivia Dwan is a pupil barrister. She has enjoyed gaining exposure to a range of criminal cases, including sexual offences, violent crime and drugs offences. She has assisted in Immigration matters and is looking to build a practice in immigration law. She recently advised on disclosure in a Licensing prosecution by a Local Authority and also assisted with an appeal against conviction in a firearms case. She appears regularly in the magistrates and crown court.

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