EU policymakers: regulate police technology

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Civil society calls on the EU to draw limits on surveillance technology in the Artificial Intelligence Act

The Moje Państwo Foundation and many other civil society organizations support a statement drafted by Access Now and European Digital Rights (EDRi).


As AI systems are increasingly used by law enforcement, migration control and national security authorities, the EU Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) is an urgent opportunity to prevent harm, protect people from rights violations and provide legal boundaries for authorities to use AI within the confines of the rule of law. [...]

In order to prevent harm from the use of AI in policing, migration control and national security, the EU AI Act must:
  1. Include prohibitions on AI for uses that pose an unacceptable risk for fundamental rights. This includes a ban on different forms of biometric surveillance, predictive policing, and harmful uses of AI in the migration context.
  2. Provide public transparency and oversight when police, migration and national security agencies use ‘high-risk’ AI. These authorities must to register high risk uses in the EU-wide AI database.
  3. Ensure that the AI Act properly regulates the uses of AI in policing, migration and national security that pose risk to human rights, specifically the full list of AI use in migration control, and ensuring that there is no exception for national security.