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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




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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