ORG response to the DCMS policy paper “Establishing a pro-innovation approach to regulating AI”

ORG response to the Government approach to regulating Artificial Intelligence

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Open Rights Group (ORG) is a UK-based digital campaigning organisation working to protect fundamental rights to privacy and free speech online. With over 20,000 active supporters, we are a grassroots organisation with local groups across the UK.

ORG is grateful for the proactiveness the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have shown in seeking our views on their AI Policy Paper “Establishing a pro-innovation approach to regulating AI”. We share our views by answering to questions 1, 2 and 3 of the Policy Paper, and in particular:

In answer to Question 1, we compare this proposal with the answer the Government gave in their response to Data: a new direction. In particular, we argue that the Government are taking an inappropriate course of action and missing an opportunity by introducing restrictions on the safeguards provided by Article 22 of the UK GDPR against solely automated decision-making. At the same time, we regret that the Government are not planning, with the upcoming AI White Paper, to introduce any legally binding or statutory framework to raise protections for those automated decisions that, already today, fall outside of the scope of Article 22.

In answer to Question 2, we warn the Government about the outcome that a sector-specific approach to privacy regulation in the United State had, and we recommend defining contexts and writing norms with sufficient breadth and flexibility to account for technological and

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