Policy on proposals to test or trial use of emergent technologies

Policy on proposals to test or trial use of emergent technologies

Date Published: 
September 2020

In September 2020 NZ Police released a specific policy around the use of emergent technology.

The policy provides guidance for staff who are given opportunities to use or test new technology, and outlines the steps required to be taken before new technology can be trialled or introduced.

It also applies in situations where extra functionality is being added to an existing technology.

Alongside the introduction of the emergent technology policy, NZ Police has signed up to the Algorithm Charter for Aotearoa New Zealand.

Launched in July 2020, the Charter outlines standards for the use of algorithms by public agencies.