ICO says concerns about local authority's use of AI unjustified

19/01/2023 | ICO

In a blog post, Stephen Bonner, Deputy Commissioner for Regulatory Supervision at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), downplayed concerns regarding the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by local authorities. Following an inquiry with 11 councils, the Department for Work and Pensions and technology providers, Steven Bonner wrote: "People should feel confident that this data is handled appropriately, lawfully, and fairly. This should especially be the case when accessing welfare or social support, where an individual may be at their most vulnerable. They should also be confident that none of their personal data is being used to discriminate against them, either consciously or unconsciously."

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