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Story, 6 January 2021

In Poland, a law made loan algorithms transparent. Implementation is nonexistent.

Since May 2019, and as a first in the EU, Polish consumers have the right to know in detail why a bank decided to grant or refuse them a loan, even for small amounts. But in practice, banks are still reluctant to provide such information. 

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Story, 18 August 2020

Pre-crime at the tax office: How Poland automated the fight against VAT fraud.

In their fight against fraud, Polish tax authorities use STIR, an algorithm sifting through the data of millions of entrepreneurs. The government claims success, but dozens of companies have been hit, some say wrongly.

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