In the first penalty of its kind, Paris authorities have received a historic €90,000 fine for recruiting too many women to executive roles. In 2018, contrary to French law mandating “gender parity” in public appointments, authorities awarded almost 70% of roles to women.
Alexandra Wilson, a criminal and family law barrister at 5 St Andrew’s Hill and the author of “In Black and White”, took to Twitter last month to voice her concerns and anguish over being mistaken for a defendant three times in one day.
In August 2020, Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) exams will be held remotely using facial recognition software. This technology aims to ensure fairness and prevent cheating, but its rate of algorithmic bias means it is likely to disadvantage Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students.