EDRi and 41 human rights organisations call on the European Parliament to reject amendments to AI and criminal law report

EDRi and 41 human rights organisations* call on the members of the European Parliament to vote against the new amendments, which enable discriminatory predictive policing and biometric mass surveillance.

By EDRi · October 4, 2021

EDRi and 41 human rights organisations* call on the members of the European Parliament to vote against the new amendments, which enable discriminatory predictive policing and biometric mass surveillance.

In our open letter, we urge the MEPs to support the LIBE Committee’s original report, which we strongly believe¬†took the most balanced and proportional stance on artificial intelligence (AI) in law enforcement from a fundamental rights perspective.¬†AI in the field of law enforcement offers particular challenges for fundamental rights, in particular rights to liberty, security, privacy, a fair trial and non-discrimination, and as such, require particular fundamental rights scrutiny and democratic oversight.

 


* Please, note that at the time of the publication of the letter, 4 October 2021, the original number of signatories was 39. However, since 5 October 2021, 3 more organisations added their signature, resulting in 42 organisations in total.

(Contribution by:)

Sarah Chander

Sarah Chander

Senior Policy Advisor

Twitter: @sarahchander

Ella Jakubowska

Policy Advisor

Twitter: @ellajakubowska1