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October 28, 2020

Executive briefing on an Accountability for Algorithms Act

Algorithms are increasingly used by governments and businesses to make ‘automated’, data-driven decisions which can have far-reaching consequences with little transparency, scrutiny or accountability.

Our in-depth analysis of ‘automated’ decisions at work has revealed clear gaps in legal protection and existing mechanisms for accountability to workers.

This executive briefing from the Institute for the Future of Work's cross-disciplinary Equality Task Force recommends proposes an overarching Accountability for Algorithms Act, which would direct and inform policy standards and behaviours of those involved in the design and deployment of data-driven technologies to ensure it serves the public interest.

Read the full report Mind the gap: how to fill the equality and AI accountability gap in an automated world.

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