Councils against data discrimination

Data discrimination occurs when individuals or groups are treated unfairly because of characteristics or traits identified through the collection and analysis of their data. This can take many forms, such as denying individuals access to certain services or opportunities because of their race, gender, age, or other personal characteristics.

Council’s should use technology to support justice, rights and freedoms

By ensuring that all individuals are treated equally and given equal opportunities, councils can help to create a more inclusive and just society. Additionally, councils have a duty to protect the rights and freedoms of their citizens, and data discrimination can violate these rights. By taking action against data discrimination, councils can help to safeguard the well-being and dignity of all members of their community.

Monochrome hands in the air with text overlay in red: 10 Questions to Councils Against Data Discrimination

ORG has prepared a model Council motion that Councillors can propose at Council meetings. We have also suggested 10 questions that Councillors might want to ask officers in their authority to ensure it isn’t committing data discrimination.

If you want to help us tackle data discrimination, you can write to your Councillor using the link below

Stopping Data Discrimination Council Motion

View the Council Motion

10 Questions for Councillors to ensure your Council isn’t committing data discrimination

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