Toronto Declaration calls on algorithms to respect human rights

The Toronto Declaration, calling for algorithms to respect human rights, was released on 16 May as part of the RightsCon 2018. The declaration highlights the obligation of governments and tech companies ‘to prevent machine learning systems from discriminating, and in some cases violating, existing human rights law’, respecting the basic principles of equality and non-discrimination. The declaration, as a non-legally binding guideline, includes the right to remedy and more transparency.