Dutch court rules welfare surveillance system violates human rights

Dutch court rules welfare surveillance system violates human rights

A Dutch court has ordered the immediate halt of an automated surveillance system for detecting welfare fraud saying it violates human rights. The case was seen as an important legal challenge to the growing use by governments around the world of AI and risk modelling in administering welfare benefits. Campaigners say such ’digital welfare states’ amount to spying on the poo.

IvoryDove 1 months

BS. You should relinquish some rights when you take money under such circumstances. Nobody is forced to take welfare.

John Wilson
John Wilson 1 months

so spying on everyone is ok, but trying to go after welfare fraud is a violation of privacy? Tracking people using fake names or other false claims just makes sense. this is just to protect recent immigrants from fraud investigations. https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/06/blackbox-welfare-fraud-detection-system-breaches-human-rights-dutch-court-rules/ An algorithmic risk scoring system deployed by the Dutch state to try to predict the likelihood that social security claimants will commit benefits or tax fraud is a breach of human rights law, a court in the Netherlands has ruled.

Logan 1 months

Damn digital welfare states and their obsession with spying on poo.

Dave 1 months

After all the shit I had to go through to get mine reinstated. They can fuck right off, do their jobs and don't leave it to another algorithm fuck up. We know how well it works for YouTube.

Carisa D
Carisa D 1 months

Please, governments, stop trying to spy on our “poo”.

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