Central Digital and Data Office and Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation
The Algorithmic Transparency Reporting Standard, jointly developed by the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) and the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI), serves as a national guideline for enhancing transparency in public sector organisations regarding their use of algorithmic tools and the rationale behind their implementation. The Algorithmic Transparency Recording Standard forms a part of the UK Government's National Data Strategy, that emphasises the need for greater transparency in algorithm-assisted decision-making within the public sector. The standard is structured into two tiers: Tier 1 provides a basic description of the algorithmic tool intended for the general public, while Tier 2 offers more comprehensive details on the data and workings of the algorithmic tool. The initial version of this standard was released in November 2021.