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CR Supports Washington SB 5116 to Improve Algorithmic Accountability & Transparency

Consumer Reports​ submitted a letter to the WA legislature in support of SB 5116. Consumer Reports (CR) recognizes that government procurement, development, and usage of emerging technologies has a substantial impact on the precedent it sets for the private sector, therefore affecting consumers in the long run. Algorithms are relatively new to legislative discussion, with few laws regulating these technologies that have the potential to be discriminatory to vulnerable or marginalized communities and even create harmful physical and mental effects. Please see the attached PDF for the full letter.