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Defining Rules For The Never Closing Eye

Technology is always ahead of the legal aspects. Engineers ask the question, "Can I?" Lawyers and other stakeholders ask, "What does this mean?" I wouldn't be surprised if this takes a similar path to end-to-end encryption for messaging. People want privacy. The governments say they want it too, but just as long as they have their own back door. As soon as one is created then the system fails because a hack into the system has been purposefully created. So true it'll be with facial recognition. Note the quote, "Already, campaigners are voicing disappointment with a final Commission draft many of them say is too friendly to industry, and gives governments too wide a berth to use AI for surveillance."
 
Another important take-away:
 
"Europe's proposal includes bans on practices that “manipulate persons through subliminal techniques beyond their consciousness” or exploit vulnerable groups such as children or people with disabilities. Other practices that are banned are government-conducted social scoring, which is a system introduced by China to measure an individual's trustworthiness."