Transparency on the usage of AI: Is it true that if no one asks, no one tells?

  • J Voss

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This research investigates the current state of AI transparency across 56 Corporate and Government organisations in The Netherlands. Due to the lack of regulation at the time of writing, it is important to understand what is voluntarily disclosed by organisations. The main questions that are being answered in this research are; What are organisations, legally, obliged to disclose and to whom? Which channels do organisations use to inform their stakeholders on their usage of AI? How do best practices on transparency on the usage of AI look like? At the same time it was investigated whether Corporate or Government organisations are more transparent and if size of the organisations impacts their level of transparent. The research was approached in an exploratory fashion taking an “outsiders” perspective. The main findings are that there is no effect of size on transparency and that corporate organisations are less transparent in comparison to governmental.
Date of Award2 Apr 2023
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorLaury Bollen (Supervisor) & Tim Huygh (Co-assessor)


  • AI Governance
  • AI Reporting
  • AI Transparency

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