Computer programme to predict whether residents will become anti-social or homeless

A spokesperson for civil liberties organisation Big Brother Watch said:

“We are alarmed to learn that councils are using predictive systems that invade families’ private lives and make stigmatising assumptions about them. It is astounding that councils have managed to advance such a terrible idea so far.

“This seriously risks profiling families and casting suspicion over their parenting abilities on the basis of high-tech stereotyping.”

In Echo News.