SAI Netherlands' audit framework for algorithms

18.02.2021

The Netherlands Court of Audit investigated the Dutch government’s use of algorithms, highlighting the need to understand the use of algorithms and prioritize quality control as well as the privacy of citizens.

The audit framework NCA employed was built on the pillars of governance & accountability, privacy, data, IT general controls and the overarching issue of ethics. 

The full report in English along with the audit framework practical tool can be downloaded at the NCA website: https://english.rekenkamer.nl/publications/reports/2021/01/26/understanding-algorithms