CNIL recommendations on algorithms and discrimination

Together with the Défenseur des droits, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) published recommendations on algorithms and discrimination, urging   public authorities and the actors concerned to take effective measures to prevent discrimination from being reproduced and amplified by these technologies.

In its recommendations, CNIL acknowledges that behind the apparent neutrality of the algorithms, research has uncovered the extent of the biases that can occur during their design and deployment, and adds that like the databases that feed them, they are designed and generated by humans whose stereotypes, by repeating themselves automatically, can lead to discrimination.

In this context, CNIL points the need to raise more awareness and transparency around the use of algorithms in accordance with the GDPR.