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The ICO’s contribution to the inquiry on the use of algorithms in decision making

On 23 January 2018 the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee took evidence from Elizabeth Denham, the UK’s Information Commissioner, on the use of algorithms in decision making. This inquiry’s published purpose is to examine the increasing use of algorithms in public and business decision making, to assess how algorithms are formulated, the scope for error or correction and the impact they may have on individuals - and their ability to understand or challenge decisions. Vanessa Barnett, Consultant Solicitor at Keystone Law, provides an account of Elizabeth Denham’s contribution to the inquiry.

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