NAP5 8th June 2021

NAP 5 – Data Ethics (Algorithmic Transparency) – Wk 1 – Read out

by Guest

As part of the co-creation process of the UK’s fifth National Action Plan for Open Government (NAP5), thematic areas agreed to during the Multistakeholder Forum in March 2021 have been turned into biweekly Working Groups. These Working Groups bring together government policy leads and civil society, and are charged with developing commitments for inclusion in NAP5.

The first NAP5 Algorithmic Transparency Working Group was held on May 20, 2021 at 10:00 BST. The meeting was co-chaired by civil society and government.

Suggested areas produced for further discussion are as follows:

●  Assessment of legal need for transparency in algorithms

●  How do we document the ethical choices undertaken – how a new change of government might change this?

●  Transparency of evidence behind government decisions

●  What do smart metrics look like?

●  Devolved administration involvement

●  Overlap with Open Contracting group – providers of AI solutions and providers of data

●  DSA/what would a transferable standard look like?

●  Public understanding of algorithms

Next steps:

●  The second meeting of the NAP 5 Algorithmic Transparency Working Group will be held on Thursday, June 3rd 2021 at 10:00 BST

●  The second meeting is open to all government policy areas or civil society groups with an interest in the Algorithmic Transparency space

●  Attendees of the second meeting are asked to come prepared to discuss the above listed suggestions in greater detail

For additional details or to get involved, please contact:

●  Sam Roberts – Head of Open Government: sam.roberts@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

●  Kevin Keith – Chair, Open Government Network: kevjkeith@gmail.com