Dr. Rückert on AI use in law enforcement and new laws against darknet trafficking

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Dr. Christian Rückert from the Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law and International Law at FAU. Image:Lérot

Not only since the introduction of telecommunications source surveillance and the so-called state Trojan, there has been an ongoing debate about the use of surveillance measures for law enforcement and their legality. Especially when the privacy of citizens is violated, the measures are considered particularly controversial.

With the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI), the possibilities for law enforcement agencies are also expanding. For example, according to Dr. Christian Rückert, chair of criminal law at FAU, there is circumstantial evidence that the U.S. is using facial recognition software to identify the perpetrators of the storming of the Capitol. He writes about this in a entry on Verfassungsblog.de dated January 22, 2021. Read more…