ORG: government efforts to reduce domestic abuse must be transparent

22/02/2023 | Open Rights Group

On Monday, the government outlined new proposals to tackle domestic abuse. According to the press release, the new measures will "go further than ever before" to protect women and girls by preventing abuse from taking place. One of the measures announced involves the creation of a digital tool using police data to identify high-risk individuals likely to commit domestic abuse offences, including "perpetrators without conviction." 

In a statement responding to the proposals, the Open Rights Group said, "Predictive policing tools often rely on flawed and discriminatory data, and their use threatens everyone’s right to be presumed innocent. There needs to be transparency about how this risk assessment would work and what would happen to those identified as perpetrators."

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