Frank Pasquale is a Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and author of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press, 2015).
Pasquale has researched and taught in law and policy fields ranging from health care finance to privacy and intellectual property. His widely cited work has influenced both policymakers and academics.
The Black Box Society has been positively reviewed in Science, Nature, and the European Data Protection Law Review. Reviews and interviews about the book have appeared in French, Russian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, and German. French and Chinese (Mandarin) translations will be out by 2016.
"The algorithmic control that law scholar Frank Pasquale eloquently and intelligently details and analyzes goes beyond money and information and into almost every aspect of our lives. . . . Pasquale’s detailed analyses, and his recipes not just for transparency but also for accountability, for more rigour in regulation and harder-hitting enforcement, deserve a careful read—and then action.” —Paul Bernal, Times Higher Education Supplement
"The Black Box Society offers a good dose of fresh thinking. . . . As data-driven decision-making becomes commonplace, our ethical and legal frameworks need to broaden. This is precisely the debate that we need to have." —Viktor Mayer-Schönberger Science 2015-01-30
"The black boxes of reputation, search, and finance endanger all of us. Faulty data, invalid assumptions, and defective models can’t be corrected when they are hidden. This book exposes them, and proposes solutions." —from The Black Box Society