Algorithm Governance

AWO offers a variety of algorithm governance advisory services, drawing on expertise across our data protection, public policy, and strategic research and insight teams.

We support clients ranging from international organisations and start-ups developing responsible AI strategies to engineering and technical teams tasked with algorithm development.

Our services include:

  • Algorithm impact and risk assessments
  • Design and implementation of AI ethics frameworks and governance structures
  • Industry-specific landscaping reports on algorithmic risk
  • Documentation for algorithm transparency, explainability, and accountability purposes, including for end users
  • Stakeholder consultation and participatory methods
  • Regulatory updates across the UK and EU

We advise and support organisations as they implement relevant framework and guidance, which can include:

  • IEEE Standard for Transparency of Autonomous Systems
  • IEEE Standard Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns during System Design
  • OECD Framework for the Classification of AI Systems
  • The EU Assessment List for Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

Our team are regular contributors in academic conferences and applied research workshops on algorithm governance, including data access, impact assessment and audit. We have worked alongside civil society on algorithm audit-related provisions, briefed regulators in the UK and EU on algorithm audit methods, and convened expert workshops for the European Commission to gather perspectives on algorithm audit requirements within the Digital Services Act. We also co-drafted the European Commission guides to “Ethics and Data Protection” and “Serious and complex ethics issues in EU-funded research”.

We run a monthly algorithm governance newsletter for the wider research and policy community.

Please get in touch to discuss your needs.