The CDEI believes that the government should introduce a mandatory transparency obligation on all public sector organisations using algorithms that have a significant influence on significant decisions affecting individuals. Our report published last week suggests definitions for these terms. But whilst a transparent approach is vital to building a trustworthy environment, we should not assume that greater transparency from public sector organisations will inevitably lead to greater trust in the public sector.
Financial companies are increasingly using complex algorithms to make decisions regarding loans or insurance - algorithms that look for patterns in data which are associated with risks of default or high insurance claims. This raises risks of bias and discrimination …
Who gets to decide where the boundary lies between national security concerns, and an individual's right to privacy? Are the right guidelines in place for policing's increasing use of technology and data? These were some of the issues discussed at this week's lecture hosted by RUSI.
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- An overview of the CDEI's review into bias in algorithmic decision-making November 26, 2020
- Empowering the user to make active choices online November 25, 2020