Principles for Equitable Technology Policy: An Overview for Policymakers and Agency Officials

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Principles for Equitable Technology Policy: An Overview for Policymakers and Agency Officials

Kelly Capatosto, Eyako Heh, Mikyung Baek

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity |The Ohio State University

Abstract:

Issues of digital inequity, bias, and discrimination are cropping up across the public and private sectors. While government officials and policymakers represent citizens in some of the most important decisions regarding the regulation of emerging technologies and social platforms, many of these individuals lack the technological literacy and experience needed to tackle emerging issues of equity, privacy, and accountability. To address these concerns in data governance, this paper presents an overview of the disparate impact(s) of modern technologies along with a practical guide to help bridge the knowledge gap between researchers, policymakers, and government officials.

Keywords: technology, policy, equity, principles

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