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Ethics, transparency and accountability framework for automated decision-making


The ‘Ethics, Transparency and Accountability Framework for Automated Decision-Making’ is a 7 point framework to help government departments use automated or algorithmic decision-making systems safely, sustainably and ethically. It is aimed at civil servants, particularly:

  • senior owners of all major processes and services subject to automation consideration
  • process and service risk owners
  • senior leaders
  • executive leaders
  • operational staff
  • those in digital, data and technology (DDaT) roles policy makers
  • ministers when considering an algorithm or automated system

The ‘Ethics, Transparency and Accountability Risk Potential Assessment Form’ document will help teams assess the possible risk of an automated or algorithmic decision.

This content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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