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From Data & Society:

NYC City Council legislation created this task force to provide recommendations for transparency and accountability regarding government use of algorithmic systems. The bill passed in December 2017 and became law this month. Data & Society sees the integrity and efficacy of this task force as important both within and beyond New York City because its prospective findings and recommendations will likely serve as a national or international model for other cities and states.

The task force is required to present the Mayor of New York City, and ultimately the public, with:

Recommendations on identifying automated decision systems in New York City government,
Developing procedures identifying and remedying harm,
Developing a process for public review, and
Assessing the feasibility of archiving automated decision systems and relevant data.

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