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CDT Europe Joins Coalition Letter Calling on the EU to Ensure Protection of Human Rights in AI Act

CDT Europe joined a coalition of civil society organisations and experts calling on the EU AI Act negotiators to ensure protection of human rights in the forthcoming AI Act.


From the letter:

EU lawmakers are being pressured by governments and security industry lobbyists to trade away our fundamental rights and freedoms. The Parliament’s position on prohibitions is backed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Data Protection Supervisor and Board, networks of national human rights institutions and equality bodies, academics and other experts.

No AI Act deal can be worth legitimising digital tools of oppression. EU Member States are pushing extremist demands for police to be able to discriminate against the general public including on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, religion and political views through predictive policing and biometric categorisation systems. Not only is this a deeply dystopian premise, but we also know that these tools are ineffective at keeping us safe.

Read the full letter + list of signatories.