Protocol: This Senate bill would force companies to audit AI used for housing and loans

February 8, 2022

“This is legislation that is focused on creating a baseline of transparency and accountability around where companies are using algorithms to legal effect,” said Ben Winters, a counsel at Electronic Privacy Information Center who leads the advocacy group’s AI and Human Rights Project.

The bill, an expanded version of the same legislation originally introduced in 2019, gives state attorneys general the right to sue on behalf of state residents for relief. Lead co-sponsors of the bill are Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Rep. Yvette Clarke of New York, and it is also co-sponsored by Democratic Sens. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico.

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