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UK Home Office

Incidents involved as both Developer and Deployer

Incident 3364 Reports
UK Home Office's Sham Marriage Detection Algorithm Reportedly Flagged Certain Nationalities Disproportionately

2015-03-01

UK Home Office's opaque algorithm to detect sham marriages flagged some nationalities for investigation more than others, raising fears surrounding discrimination based on nationality and age.

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Incident 871 Report
UK passport photo checker shows bias against dark-skinned women

2020-10-07

UK passport photo checker shows bias against dark-skinned women.

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Incindents Harmed By

Incident 1621 Report
ETS Used Allegedly Flawed Voice Recognition Evidence to Accuse and Assess Scale of Cheating, Causing Thousands to be Deported from the UK

2014-01-01

International testing organization ETS admits voice recognition as evidence of cheating for thousands of previous TOEIC test-takers that reportedly included wrongfully accused people, causing them to be deported without an appeal process or seeing their incriminating evidence.

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Incidents involved as Developer

Incident 3358 Reports
UK Visa Streamline Algorithm Allegedly Discriminated Based on Nationality

2015-03-01

UK Home Office's algorithm to assess visa application risks explicitly considered nationality, allegedly caused candidates to face more scrutiny and discrimination.

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