Algorithms in decision-making

Contents

Terms of reference

Summary

1 Introduction

Our inquiry

2 Applications and bias

Data sharing

In the health sector

In the criminal justice system

In the web and social media sector

Government data sharing and getting value from its data

Bias

Training data

Insufficient data

Correlation without causation

Lack of representation in the algorithm development community

3 Accountability and transparency

Accountability

Principles and codes

Audit and certification

Ethics boards

Transparency

The right to explanation

4 The Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation, research and the regulatory environment

‘Automated’ decisions

Consent

Data protection impact assessments

The Information Commissioner’s powers

Sector regulation

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament




Published: 23 May 2018