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EU to ban use indiscriminate use of AI in surveillance

15.04.2021
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But draft regulation will propose exemptions in case of public security

A leak of the draft EU regulation on Artificial Intelligence is discussed in Euractiv. The paper outlines plans to ban the indiscriminate use of AI for ‘indiscriminate surveillance’, including monitoring and tracking. It goes on to prohibit automated analysis of aggregated personal data, and any use of applications that breach ‘EU values’ or violate human rights. However, the draft states that the prohibitions will not apply if authorities are acting ‘in order to safeguard public security’. This opens the way to justifying the intrusive use of AI in security grounds, says the news site.

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A leak of the draft EU regulation on Artificial Intelligence is discussed in Euractiv.

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