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Date Responded 03 August 2023

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

I would like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please can you send me details of any AI tool you are using which potentially falls under the Cabinet Office's Algorithmic Transparency Reporting Standard? To be clear, that is any algorithmic tool which:

Has a significant influence on a decision-making process with direct or indirect public effect
Directly interacts with the general public

The definition of the standard is listed here, along with examples of projects that have already been reported:

Potential public effects include:
If the tool materially affects individuals, organisations or groups
If it has a legal, economic, or similar impact on individuals, organisations or groups
If it affects procedural or substantive rights
If it impacts eligibility for, receipt of, or denial of a programme

In Response:

Northumbria Police has no AI tooling in use for the above points outlined in your request.

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