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Europe Data Protection Digest | Big Brother Watch calls for regulation, transparency of benefit claimant profiling Related reading: The state of the privacy job market

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Big Brother Watch is calling for regulation and transparency around algorithms designed to target benefit claimants, BBC News reports. Reviewing data of more than 400 local authorities and council-owned housing associations in England, Scotland and Wales, the advocacy group found one in four reported using automated tools within the past three years to assist benefit claims, while 55% reported using them currently. The group raised concerns the technology could discriminate against certain populations and breach data protection laws.
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