File #: Int 1696-2017    Version: * Name: Automated processing of data for the purposes of targeting services, penalties, or policing to persons.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 8/24/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to automated processing of data for the purposes of targeting services, penalties, or policing to persons
Sponsors: James Vacca, Helen K. Rosenthal, Corey D. Johnson, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Summary: This bill would require agencies that use algorithms or other automated processing methods that target services, impose penalties, or police persons to publish the source code used for such processing. It would also require agencies to accept user-submitted data sets that can be processed by the agencies’ algorithms and provide the outputs to the user.
Indexes: Council Operations , Oversight
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1696, 2. Int. No. 1696, 3. August 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 10/16/17

Int. No. 1696

By Council Members Vacca, Rosenthal, Johnson, Salamanca, Gentile, Cornegy and Williams

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to automated processing of data for the purposes of targeting services, penalties, or policing to persons

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 23-502 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new subdivision g to read as follows:

g. Each agency that uses, for the purposes of targeting services to persons, imposing penalties upon persons or policing, an algorithm or any other method of automated processing system of data shall:

1. Publish on such agency’s website, the source code of such system; and

2. Permit a user to (i) submit data into such system for self-testing and (ii) receive the results of having such data processed by such system.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

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