The ICO have launched a new AI Auditing Framework blog which will provide updates and discussion around their work on developing a framework to give them “a solid methodology to audit AI applications and ensure they are transparent, fair; and to ensure that the necessary measures to assess and manage data protection risks arising from them are in place.” The ICO identified AI as one of their technology priority areas in their strategy for 2018-2021.
In it’s most recent post, Simon McDougall (ICO’s Executive Director Technology Policy and Innovation) sets out that whilst GDPR strengthens individuals’ rights in any technology setting (including the use of AI and machine learning), there are still concerns about the “societal effect of powerful data-processing technology like profiling and automated decision-making.”
The intention of the framework is to give the ICO an approach to allow them to audit AI applications and provide future guidance to support the development of AI technology as well build upon the GDPR’s existing data protection by design and DPIA approaches to identifying and managing risks from the processing.
The ICO are also using the blog to call for input from data scientists, app developers or anyone involved in developing or using AI applications, and they want feedback via the blog on their approaches as they develop, so a chance for you to get involved.
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