Dr Henry Fraser completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 2018. His research is about how to use and develop civil liability laws to promote responsible automated decision-making (ADM). His work aims to:
- strengthen incentives for good practice in ADM by clarifying to developers and deployers their legal responsibilities (and risks);
- map out pathways for victims of ADM-caused harms to achieve redress; and
- identify the best targets for regulatory intervention.
His experience straddles the scholarly and practical. He has more than 10 years’ experience as a practising lawyer, and specialises in tech law, information regulation, intellectual property and privacy. He has practised both in a top tier firm, and in innovative, ‘new law’ practices.
He is a co-founder of Treescribe, a contract automation startup, and he was a leading contributor to Lawpatch.org, a multi-jurisdictional collection of open-source contract clauses, designed to be incorporated by reference into contracts via hyperlinks. He maintains active links with the legal profession and the legal technology community.