Jan 21st 2019

Universal Credit, benefits and automated risk scores – are you affected?

As part of our investigation into automated decision making in the welfare system, we are interested in hearing from anyone who may have been subject to an unfair automated decision in their Universal Credit and/or other benefits applications. If you have been affected, please email us: info@bigbrotherwatch.org.uk If you would like find out how your […]

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Nov 7th 2018

The UK’s poorest are put at risk by automated welfare decisions

BIG BROTHER WATCH WRITES TO UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON EXTREME POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS AHEAD OF HIS UK VISIT Big Brother Watch has written to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights to raise the alarm about the hidden use of automation and predictive analytics for decisions about benefits entitlements and social […]

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Aug 16th 2010

An interesting PR exercise

It's clearly been an intriguing week for Experian – the self-titled 'global information services company'. Having proudly been associated with David Cameron's plan to use their databases to weed out benefits fraudsters; the reaction from civil liberties and privacy organisations (including ourselves, Liberty and No2ID) has clearly prompted some sound advice from their PR department […]

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