Police use of AI for law enforcement is coming under intense scrutiny as fears grow over its potential for misuse. Surveillance technologies with embedded AI like biometrics and facial recognition are potentially invaluable to police investigations. Privacy campaigners, meanwhile, have serious concerns that such powerful tools are being rolled out internationally before adequate legal safeguards are in place to protect the privacy of citizens and their data. Already there is broad public awareness of the extent to which online activity is monitored. This might explain why consumer adoption of VPNs continues to flourish. Encryption, the technology that VPNs use to create a secure tunnel for digital communications and renders the content unintelligible to casual observers, could provide a vital clue to solving the AI surveillance conundrum.
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