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Most would agree that it has been a year that feels like it was drawn from the storyline of a particularly lurid B-movie. Even by those standards, though, the comment “I am afraid your grades were almost derailed by a mutant algorithm” was one that stood out, painting a picture of Britain’s youth falling victim to some out of control, unaccountable, technological mystery. Algorithms of course will not be mysterious to the regular readers of this newsletter. They are an increasingly ubiquitous part of the discussion around technology and the law (see eg my article in the March 2019 issue