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Use of AI in the public sector requires greater transparency and diversity, report suggests

The Committee on Standards in Public Life says more transparency is needed in the use of AI to ensure public trust around its use Rules around the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the public sector remain a “work in progress” with “notable deficiencies”, according to a new report. The Committee on Standards in Public… Read More


Major UK banks affected by Travelex cyber attack

The UK’s biggest high street banks have been hit by a cyber attack on Travelex, with Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Barclays among those left with no online travel money services. More than a dozen of the major banking players, also including Lloyds Banking Group and Virgin Money, are reporting that their online foreign currency systems are down following the New Year’s Eve ransomware attack on Travelex. Many are offering customers services in branches, but orders cannot be processed online.


AI use ‘must be accountable and transparent’, claims the ICO

Companies planning on using artificial intelligence (AI) in their work should ensure it is “transparent and accountable”, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has said. The UK’s data watchdog has published its first draft regulatory guidance into the use of AI in collaboration with the Alan Turing Institute.


Election campaigns being monitored warns data regulator

The Information Commissioner’s Office has written to 13 main parties to remind that their campaign activity is being monitored. Political parties have been warned that the data regulator will be watching over their General Election campaigning activity to ensure it stays within the law.



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