From Center for Data Innovation:

In select cases where market forces are muted and significant harm is possible, it may be appropriate for policymakers to dictate specific requirements for algorithmic accountability. This is particularly relevant in the criminal justice system. Caleb Watney, a technology policy fellow at the R Street Institute, argues that because the concept of transparency is central to the goals of the justice system, as indicated by countless court precedents and statutory obligations, such as the Freedom of Information Act and other “sunshine” laws, it would be appropriate to mandate all algorithms that influence judicial decision-making be open-source.

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