Treasury Board Directive on Automated Decision Making

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The Government of Canada is increasingly looking to utilize technology and automated systems to make, or assist in making, administrative decisions to improve service delivery. It is committed to doing so in a manner that is compatible with core administrative law principles such as transparency, accountability, legality and procedural fairness. The proposed Treasury Board Directive on Automated Decision-Making is being developed to provide federal departments and agencies with guidance on how to responsibly deploy automated decision systems.

Systems are classified into four levels of impact. To ensure that governance of these systems is sensible, requirements of the Directive scale to the level of impact.

It will be supported by an Algorithmic Impact Assessment tool, an interactive questionnaire designed to help departments identify their impact level.

You may find the latest version of the Directive here.