Udbetaling Danmark welfare payments optimisation

Released: January 2016

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Udbetaling Danmark's welfare fraud control system, initially created to profile unemployed citizens, have access to the personal data of citizens who do not receive welfare payments, leading legal, civil rights and privacy advocates to complain of a 'surveillance nightmare'.

Operator: Udbetaling Danmark
Developer: The Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment (STAR)

Country: Denmark

Sector: Govt - welfare

Purpose: Optimise welfare payments

Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Privacy; Surveillance



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