Algorithmic Transparency Recording Standard

Central Digital and Data Office and Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

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Public sector

Policy overview

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.

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