December 9, 2023 MDG

Privacy: EU Artificial Intelligence Act

Artificial Intelligence Act  :: Banned applications


Recognizing the potential threat to citizens’ rights and democracy posed by certain applications of AI, the co-legislators agreed to prohibit:

  • Biometric categorization systems that use sensitive characteristics (e.g. political, religious, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, race);
  • Untargeted scraping of facial images from the internet or CCTV footage to create facial recognition databases;
  • Emotion recognition in the workplace and educational institutions;
  • Social scoring based on social behavior or personal characteristics;
  • AI systems that manipulate human behavior to circumvent their free will;
  • AI used to exploit the vulnerabilities of people (due to their age, disability, social or economic situation).