A provenance driven & legally grounded
explanation for automated decisions project


This is the legacy website for the PLEAD project, which was an interdisciplinary research collaboration between technologists, legal experts, commercial companies, and public organisations between 2019 and 2022. The project investigated how provenance could help explain the logic that underlies automated decision-making to the benefit of data subjects as well as help data controllers demonstrate compliance with the law. It developed “Explainability by Design” — a holistic methodology characterised by proactive measures to include explanation capability in the design of decision-making systems.