The Independent Digital Ethics Panel for Policing

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The Independent Digital Ethics Panel for Policing (IDEPP) is a panel of experts drawn from a range of disciplines. We include serving law enforcement professionals, academics in privacy and ethics, civil society thinkers and policy advisors, technologists, engineers, and a lawyer.

We discuss issues that face policing and law enforcement colleagues working in the digital environment, and with digital tools and capabilities.

We try to produce useful advice and context to assist them as they make daily operational choices and they attempt to be both effective and proportionate within their legal boundaries.

You can view our terms of reference here.

IDEPP members

Minutes and agendas

Work IDEPP has done

Algorithmic policing

IDEPP responded to the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation's call for evidence on online targeting and bias in algorithmic decision making. IDEPP's response is here.

National Crime Agency: undercover online activity

IDEPP has been working with the NPCC and NCA to develop guidance to assist law enforcement to consider fully the ethical implications of undercover activity in CSE (child sexual exploitation) investigations.

National Analytics Solution

IDEPP, along with the Alan Turing Institute, provided advice to West Midlands Police on its "National Analytics Solution":


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