• UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state”

    28 days ago - By TechCrunch

    The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has raised concerns about the UK's rush to apply digital technologies and data tools to socially re-engineer the delivery of public services at scale, warning in a statement today that the impact of a digital welfare state on vulnerable people will be “immense”.
    He has also called for stronger laws and enforcement of a rights-based legal framework to ensure that the use of technologies like AI for public service provision does not end up harming people.
    “There are few places in government where these developments are more...
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