National Data Analytics Solution (12713/19)

Request

I am writing to request information you hold on the usage of the National Data Analytics Solution or other forms of machine learning by your department within the last two years.

Specifically I am requesting any privacy or human rights impact assessments or studies, discussions, guidelines or restrictions that may relate to NDAS or machine learning and privacy or human rights.

I am also requesting information on whether NDAS or machine learning has been used by West Midlands Police in any active investigations or as the basis for investigating, interviewing or arresting anyone in your jurisdiction.

I am furthermore requesting information relating to the categories of data that have been processed or entered into in any way the NDAS or other machine learning system by your department and the time frame that the various categories of data cover.

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

1.I am requesting any privacy or human rights impact assessments or studies, discussions, guidelines or restrictions that may relate to NDAS or machine learning and privacy or human rights.

The guidance we follow is via  

https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/publications/ethics-advisory-report-west-midlands-police

There is guidance into the use of machine learning algorithms generally which forms part of our considerations but nothing that has been produced solely for NDAS

2.I am furthermore requesting information relating to the categories of data that have been processed or entered into in any way the NDAS or other machine learning system by your department

NDAS has not been used in any active investigations as the basis for investigating, interviewing or arresting anyone in any jurisdiction

It is Important to note that this is test data at this stage, the project has not used live/current data yet.

3. The time frame that the various categories of data cover ( for the testing )

Most Serious Violence Jan 00 – May 18

Workforce Wellbeing Jan 00 – May 18

Modern Slavery  Jan 15 – May 18

It is Important to note that this is test data at this stage, the project has not used live/current data yet.

To assist you may find the following links of assistance.

http://www.excellenceinpolicing.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/EIP17_2-5_Utilising_Data_Science.pdf

http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/artificial-intelligence-22593_18/

http://foi.west-midlands.police.uk/?s=7113

https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/transparency/ethics-committee/committee-members

https://www.westmidlands-pcc.gov.uk/transparency/ethics-committee/

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