Open Ethics Transparency Protocol .
The Open Ethics Transparency Protocol (OETP) describes the creation and exchange of voluntary ethics Disclosures for IT products. It is brought as a solution to increase the transparency of how IT products are built and deployed. The scope of the Protocol covers Disclosures for systems such as Software as a Service (SaaS) Applications, Software Applications, Software Components, Application Programming Interfaces (API), Automated Decision-Making (ADM) systems, and systems using Artificial Intelligence (AI). The IETF I-D document provides details on how disclosures for data collection and data processing practice are formed, stored, validated, and exchanged in a standardized and open format.
OETP provides facilities for:
- Informed consumer choices : End-users able to make informed choices based on their own ethical preferences and product disclosure.
- Industrial-scale monitoring : Discovery of best and worst practices within market verticals, technology stacks, and product value offerings.
- Legally-agnostic guidelines : Suggestions for developers and product-owners, formulated in factual language, which are legally-agnostic and could be easily transformed into product requirements and safeguards.
- Iterative improvement : Digital products, specifically, the ones powered by artificial intelligence could receive nearly real-time feedback on how their performance and ethical posture could be improved to cover security, privacy, diversity, fairness, power balance, non-discrimination, and other requirements.
- Labeling and certification : Mapping to existing and future regulatory initiatives and standards.
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IETF datatracker link: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-lukianets-open-ethics-transparency-protocol/