- In brief / Factsheet
- Publication date:
- 20 September 2018
In Brief - Big data, algorithms and discrimination
With enormous volumes of data generated every day, more and more decisions are based on data analysis and algorithms. This can bring welcome benefits, such as consistency and objectivity, but algorithms also entail great risks. A FRA focus paper looks at how the use of automation in decision making can result in, or exacerbate, discrimination.