• Algorithmic transparency obligations needed in public sector

    The government should force public sector bodies to be more transparent about their use of algorithms that make “life-affecting” decisions about individuals, says a review into algorithmic bias.

    Published by the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), the UK government’s advisory body on the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies, the 151-page review proposes a number of measures that government, regulators and industry can put in place to mitigate the risks associated with bias in algorithmic decision-making.

    “It is vital that we work hard now to get this right as adoption of algorithmic decision-making increases,”

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  • UK government ramps up efforts to regulate tech giants

    The government has unveiled plans to establish a new tech regulator under the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA), to write and enforce a new code of practice on tech giants.

    There has been growing concern in the government and across industry about the unfair advantage the tech giants have.

    In July, the CMA formally created the Digital Markets Taskforce (DMT) to advise the government on whether a new approach is needed to ensure effective competition in digital markets.

    Setting up a new regulator was one of the recommendations of the March 2019 Furman report, Unlocking digital competition. The report

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