Amnesty has published an article on a mass surveillance policing experiment in the Netherlands – The Sensing Project. Location and video data in and around a town named Roermond is used to calculate a ‘risk score’. The purpose is to test an algorithm which can effectively predict the likelihood one of ‘us’ will commit property crime.
Amnesty International is calling for a mandatory human rights impact assessment before the use of predictive policing technologies. To date, none of the systems in use by Dutch police have been subjected to a comprehensive human rights evaluation.
The original article at amnesty.org is here