AI Act: Germany wants an extra chapter for security agencies

Germany will refrain from using AI applications for remote biometric identification. This was confirmed by Christian Meyer-Seitz, Head of Department III in the Federal Ministry of Justice, at yesterday’s meeting of the Digital Committee in the Bundestag. It is true that use is permitted under the planned AI regulation for certain purposes, such as searching for missing children or combating terrorist attacks. However, the use would have to be authorized by national law.

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