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NYC Council Bill Would Regulate Use of Algorithms in Hiring

Feb. 27, 2020, 9:34 PM

Employers would have to inform job applicants if they are using algorithms or other artificial intelligence tools in hiring decisions, under a bill introduced in the New York City Council on Thursday.

The bill (Intro. No. 1894-2020) would mark an early, municipal-level regulatory response to the growing use of automated employment decision tools, or “hiring robots.” Illinois passed a law in August that was the first in the U.S. to require employers using AI analysis on interview videos to disclose the practice in recruiting materials, notify applicants, and gain their consent.

The New York City proposal would go...

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