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The dangers of government algorithms: November 21, 2018

The dangers of government algorithms: November 21, 2018

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Did you know some of your personal data gets collected by government agencies, then processed through an algorithm, and regurgitated as a part of a statistic used to identify at risk populations and enable pre emptive action? 

The Minister for Statistics has commissioned a report, accessible on Stats NZ's website, for some transparency on the process. 

Our producer Lisa Boudet talks to Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Otago University, Dr Emily Keddell, about the ethical issues arising.