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D66 wants temporary ban on the use of algorithms and governmental face recognition

2019-11-19T06:22:44.457Z

D66 wants a ban on the use of 'far-reaching algorithms and face recognition' by the government for the time being until better regulation has been developed. That member of parliament Kees Verhoeven told NOS.



D66 wants a ban on the use of 'far-reaching algorithms and face recognition' by the government for the time being until better regulation has been developed. That member of parliament Kees Verhoeven told NOS .

Verhoeven wants to introduce the proposal to the Lower House on Tuesday. The proposal would also include the controversial System Risk Indication (SyRI), which is currently before the courts.

However, it involves more smart algorithms than just SyRI, which must detect fraud, Verhoeven says. He points to earlier NOS research into local governments that use algorithms for all kinds of purposes, such as tracing students who may be leaving school early.

In September this year, the House of Representatives adopted a proposal from Verhoeven for a reporting obligation for such algorithms. He then warned of "arbitrariness and discrimination" when using such models. There must now be an independent watchdog for algorithms.

Source: nunl

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