Algorithmic Accountability Act Will Force Companies to Check for Coded Bias

Maria Perez
Apr 18, 2019 - 5:00
Algorithmic Accountability Act Will Force Companies to Check for Coded Bias

Democratic Senators have introduced a bill that would require companies to check for bias in algorithms. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-N.Y.) introduced the Algorithmic Accountability Act, which will ask the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to require companies to evaluate “highly sensitive automated decision systems” to find bias and privacy risks. In a

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