We want more than “symbolic” gestures in response to discriminatory algorithms
In an escalating scandal over child benefits, over 26.000 families were wrongly accused of fraud by the Dutch tax authority. Families were forced to repay tens of thousands of euros, resulting in unemployment, divorces, and families losing their homes. EDRi member Bits of Freedom reveals the discriminatory algorithms used by the authority and urges the government to ban their use and develop legislation on Artificial Intelligence.
The lobby-tomy 8: “Anti-fraud” – another magic word
Prevention of fraud is a compelling argument for less privacy protection. Insurance companies, banks, and lenders often use it to get access to data.