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The use of algorithms in the content moderation process

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Algorithms play an essential role in moderating content on social media platforms. They can be used to identify material that has already been banned, as well as detect previously unseen forms of misinformation, by identifying signals that are indicative of …

Exploring the role of data intermediaries in supporting responsible data sharing

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At the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), we aim to drive trustworthy innovation in data and data-driven technologies, including AI. Exploring, developing, and promoting mechanisms for supporting responsible data access and sharing across the economy is therefore a …

Supporting the adoption of privacy enhancing technologies

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As set out in the UK government’s National Data Strategy, the CDEI has been exploring the role of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) in enabling trustworthy use of data. PETs have the potential to unlock innovation by enabling valuable data sharing …

The need for effective AI assurance

Data-driven technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), have the potential to bring about significant benefits for our economy and society. However, they also introduce risks that need to be managed.  As these technologies are more widely adopted, there is an …

Privacy enhancing technologies for trustworthy use of data

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The CDEI has been researching the role of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) in enabling safe, private and trustworthy use of data. Privacy is a fundamental right. Organisations have an obligation to protect privacy, and must consider important legal, ethical, and …

Building on pandemic prompted data-driven innovation in local government

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Today the CDEI publishes its report on local government use of data during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The report draws together the findings of a forum discussion hosted last year with local authority representatives, and is supplemented by individual interviews and …