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Chile: CPLT statement on algorithms for decision-making highlights need for legal reform

The Chilean Transparency Council ('CPLT') issued, on 8 October 2020, a statement stressing the need for an adequate regulatory framework to deal with the use of algorithms for decision-making. In particular, the CPLT highlighted the growing collection and processing of large amounts of digitised information and automated decisions that use Big Data and artificial intelligence techniques, which requires a regulatory framework that determines both the rights and responsibilities of the different actors, as well as establishing mechanisms for the control and protection of personal data used to build algorithms. In this respect, the CPLT noted that an essential element is to clarify how algorithms that process data are built, implemented or interpreted, as this is the basis on which decisions that affect individuals are made, keeping in mind that the manner in which data is collected and processed can also create biases and discrimination, which should be avoided. 

You can read the press release, only available in Spanish, here.

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