UK’s digital watchdogs take closer look at algorithms as plans set out for year ahead

Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum calls for views on the benefits and risks of how sites and apps use algorithmsAlso seeks input on auditing algorithms, the current landscape and the role of regulatorsWorkplan set out for coming year, including protecting children onlineThis ‘algorithmic processing’ is commonplace and often beneficial, underpinning many of the products and services we use in everyday life. From detecting fraudulent activity in financial services to connecting us with friends online or translating languages at the click of a button, these systems have become a core part of modern society.