Algorithms: Public Sector Decision-making - Question for Short Debate

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:55 pm on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Deben Lord Deben Conservative 6:55 pm, 12th February 2020

Could the noble Lord extend what he has just asked for by saying that the Minister should also cover those areas where algorithms defeat government policy and the laws of Parliament? I point by way of example to how dating agencies make sure that Hindus of different castes are never brought together. The algorithms make sure that that does not happen. That is wholly contrary to the rules and regulations we have and it is rather important.