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Webinar: Rebuilding and Enhancing Trust in Algorithms Policy

Webinar: Rebuilding and Enhancing Trust in Algorithms Policy

When: Jun 3, 2021 16:00 London

ISOC UK England invite you to a Webinar focussing on the presentation of the policy implications and recommendations based on the outcomes of the EPSRC funded ReEnTrust project. ReEnTrust was a collaboration of the Human Centred Computing Group at the University of Oxford, the Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute (AIAI) at the University of Edinburgh, and the HORIZON Digital Economy Research at the University of Nottingham ReEnTrust: Rebuilding Trust in Online Algorithmic Systems.… Read more ...

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Multi-Sided Trust for Multi-Sided Platforms


This discussion being held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST brings together representatives from different sectors to discuss the topic of trust on the Internet. This particular panel will focus on consumer to business trust; how users trust online services that are offered to them. Such services include, but are not limited to, online shopping, social media, online banking and search engines.

Recent developments involving Social Media makes this a particularly hot topic.


Ansgar Koene – Senior Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham, researching algorithm bias


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Chatham House Panel Discussion: Do We Still Trust the Internet?

Over the past few years, there has been a clear shift towards greater ‘securitization’ of the Internet, where security is less about personal data integrity and network resilience, and more about national security and political control. This is evident through the practice of Internet shutdowns, data localization policies, attacks on the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and encryption backdoors.

At this event, held in partnership with Chatham House, participants discussed the trend towards ‘securitization’, its implications and how to strengthen trust in the Internet.… Read more ...

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Role of Algorithms – the Parliamentary Science & Technology Committee should be concerned

Dr Stephanie Mathisen of Sense about Science gave evidence to the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee this morning 1st February 2017 advising transparency for algorithms that make decisions so that decisions and the process that arrived at them can be tested. She also touched on the lack of information to understand the scale and scope that algorithms are currently and proposed to be used by Government agencies and contractors.

The UnBias Project is holding a meeting on Friday in London where chapter participants will be present.… Read more ...

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Submission to the #MyScienceInquiry The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee

ISOC UK have submitted a note to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee which has been published on developing the issue of Trust in relation to framing legislation.


Today, policymakers must choose which path to take in developing Internet policies. One path leads to an open and trusted Internet with the social and economic benefits it brings. The other path leads to an untrusted and increasingly closed off network that fails to drive growth. One path leads to opportunity, the other to stagnation.… Read more ...