Is There Unconscious Bias in Our Approach to Regulation?
Is there unconscious bias in our approach to regulation? We are all painfully aware that racism, unconscious bias, and discrimination exist in our societies. The consequences of this are present in our legal and justice systems and this raises questions for us as regulators. Are we are fully aware of how what we do, and even who we are, is shaped be these undercurrents? What can we do to understand better the implications of bias and discrimination and to work towards its elimination? This might mean listening more carefully to stakeholder communities, changing our own ways of doing things and requiring or leading change in those whom we regulate.