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Is Open Data Compatible with Insurance?
Analysis 4 min read

Is Open Data Compatible with Insurance?

There’s a lot of upbeat talk about how open data could revolutionise insurance. The seamless exchange of data and cover seems so simple. Yet dig around a bit and contradictions emerge. Are the principles of open data and insurance underwriting sufficiently in sync? It’s an open question.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Are Regulators Sitting on an Algorithmic Fence?
Data Ethics 3 min read

Are Regulators Sitting on an Algorithmic Fence?

A key question for insurers over the next 5 years will be how regulators handle the issues raised by their increasing use of algorithms. The message being signalled in a recent paper by the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum is clear. And the position they’re taking will be an uncomfortable one.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Machine Unlearning - a New Digital Capability for Insurers
Data Ethics 4 min read

Machine Unlearning - a New Digital Capability for Insurers

Some serious exposures are looming on insurers’ reputational horizons. Most stem from how their digital technologies have been configured. If any of those exposures are realised, insurers will have to both delete ‘bad data’ and remove its influence on their models. It’s called machine unlearning…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
Could the Ethnicity Penalty Trigger Something Very Big?
Discrimination 5 min read

Could the Ethnicity Penalty Trigger Something Very Big?

We’re living in a period of digital transformation. And one of those key areas of transformation is in the law. How do we make our laws fit for a digital future? Insurers have an interest in this on several levels, but in this analysis piece, I’m going to focus on this from a compliance angle.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
The Two Unknowns Forming Around the Ethnicity Penalty
Analysis 4 min read

The Two Unknowns Forming Around the Ethnicity Penalty

Two unknowns are forming around the ethnicity penalty research at the moment. Insurers, consumer groups and trade bodies are talking about one of them. The other is not being mentioned. In this analysis piece, I’m going to explore both and what insurers can do in relation to each of them.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
What the EHRC’s New Strategy Means for Insurers
Discrimination 4 min read

What the EHRC’s New Strategy Means for Insurers

Around the same time as Citizens Advice published its report on the ethnicity penalty, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission published its strategy for 2022-2025. It’s worthwhile taking a look at, for it will shape the EHRC’s response to this whole issue of discriminatory pricing.…
Duncan Minty
Duncan Minty
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