Constitutional Law in the Algorithmic Society

Technologies have always led to turning points for social development. Different technologies have opened the doors towards new phase of growth and change while influencing social values and principles. Algorithmic technologies fit within this framework. Although these technologies have positive effects for society by enhancing rights and freedoms, they have also led to new constitutional challenges. The opportunities of new algorithmic technologies clash with the troubling opacity and lack of accountability. We believe that constitutional law plays a crucial role to address these challenges. New technologies have always challenged, if not disrupted, the social, economic legal and status quo. Such transformations impact constitutional values, as the state formulates legal response to the new technologies based on constitutional principles which meet market dynamics, and as it considers its own use of technologies in light of the limitation imposed by constitutional safeguards.