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Algorithms

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Create a regulatory framework for code

Suitably capable regulators are able to inspect, audit and test the code/algorithms of high impact products and services to ensure fairness and safety.

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Related policy actions: Algorithms, Regulation, Transparency

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Create safeguards for automated decision making

Laws should allow consumers to understand, review and prevent automated decisions made about them, in order to improve the accountability of these processes.

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Related policy actions: Algorithms, Regulation, Transparency

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Make recommendations for safe software development

Government and technical organisations should recommend best practices to developers to ensure safety, particularly in environments where computers have control over the physical environment. Existing guidelines are biased towards space and nuclear science, but there will be a need for consumer advocacy here as self-driving cars near readiness for everyday use.

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Related policy actions: Algorithms, Disclosure, Education and awareness, Infrastructure, Security, Transparency

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Mandate that services automatically issue refunds based on user data

Services automatically compensate consumers if the performance of a service is below the expected level. This gives consumers value for money and eases the process of getting compensation.

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Related policy actions: Algorithms, Markets, Redress, Transparency, User experience

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