Voices In, Voices Out: Impacted Stakeholders and the Governance of AI


This Essay addresses reasons for impacted stakeholder involvement in AI governance, ranging from democratic accountability norms to principles of regulatory design. It evaluates several recent examples of both soft and hard law, noting a range of examples of impacted stakeholder participation. It closes with a critique: none of these laws adequately contemplates how to craft transparency and provide expertise so as to meaningfully empower impacted stakeholders.

About the Author

Margot E. Kaminski is a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School and Director of the Privacy Initiative at Silicon Flatirons Center. She specializes in the law of new technologies, focusing on information governance, privacy, AI, and freedom of expression. She is a two-time recipient of Fulbright Schuman awards to research comparative data protection law and AI law in the EU.