Nov 5th 2019

The Independent – ICO warns that facial recognition technology may have been used unlawfully

The Information Commissioner’s Office has released a report stating that police use of facial recognition technology may have been unlawful. It has raised concerns that the technology has been used when it has not been ‘strictly necessary’ and called for a regulatory framework to ensure ‘governed, targeted and intelligence-led’ deployment, rather than the current ‘blanket’ […]

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Oct 23rd 2019

The Guardian – A third of councils using unreliable algorithms to make welfare decisions

A third of councils are using algorithms to make decisions over welfare claims, despite doubts over their effectiveness. 140 out of 408 councils have invested in contracts with companies who analyse data and provide automated welfare decisions. Many councils have dropped these contracts as they have proved ineffective or made misleading judgements, resulting in delayed […]

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