In the wake of the UK A-Level algorithm fallout, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a report, for public comment, on the Four Principles of Explainable Artificial Intelligence.

“AI is becoming involved in high-stakes decisions, and no one wants machines to make them without an understanding of why,” said NIST

“Whenever there is no clear guidance under the GDPR on how to obtain certain security objectives, it certainly seems wiser and more rational to use existing solutions provided by NIST publications than to wait until more EU guidelines would be available. Later you could further build on what you already have, rather than start from

Could the voluntary National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Privacy Framework help avoid missed connections in privacy, forestalling the next data breach or privacy scandal by baking data protection into new products from conception?

Is “true privacy engineering” possible? Caitlin Fennessey argues that it may well be able to do that. NIST modeled the

In February 2013, President Obama issued his Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity executive order, which presented a plan to decrease the risk of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was charged with creating the plan, which became known as the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Framework). The NIST worked with over three thousand individuals and business organizations to create the Framework. The goal of the Framework is to help businesses develop cybersecurity programs within their organizations and to create industry standards for dealing with cybersecurity issues.
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