Monday, August 17, 2015

Police and the judiciary in the US The technology as deputy – Germany radio

Lennart Pomerania: The RAND Corporation, a semi-governmental think tank in the US, a paper has in the field of defense research and public existence preparedness issued today on the theme: Future Internet technologies in the field of law enforcement and Justice. Manfred Kloiber: What is in this report accurately

Manfred Kloiber: The report is based on the findings of an expert panel that the US Justice Department has instructed. And it has made for three core areas, namely the policing, the judiciary and the penal system proposals which Internet technologies could be particularly helpful or be in the future and therefore should also be used. Among them are many mundane things …

Pomerania: For example

Kloiber: as videoconferencing or training the employees. Ambitious it is then already, if, for example, biomedical sensors are required to monitor the health status of the permanent police on duty. Or a colleague radar, which, for example, on a wearable, for example, a special clock, indicating whether behind the next door is a colleague and a gangster with gun drawn. Next a unified semantic database is required for the criminal and electronic simultaneous translators for interrogations and interviews with foreigners. Full visionary it is, however, if the report is concerned with self-driving cars

Computerized police cars

Pomerania. Why

Kloiber: Because make here the researchers thought, as the self-driving cars are to cooperate with the police. This is done quite nice in the report on the basis of fictitious accident scenes clearly. To request for self-propelled cars a gesture recognition that responds to visual instructions of police officers to get out flag down a car or bring it to a stop at the intersection. It should get an automatic that the police can forcibly move it when it is parked in front of a fire hydrant wrong or immediate danger. In cars with drivers will think about forced shutdowns when a flight risk. And the car will soon identify the inmates and the distance traveled to the police. So: It’s the one about bringing self-propelled cars not only technically in the road, but also organizationally. And it comes to making the modern computerized car into a kind deputy

Pomerania. This is an American report, European privacy advocates would now certainly highly available hackles?

Kloiber: Of course, the report makes it clear that all measures must always be carried out only after the necessary legal clarification. However, that could be done electronically in the future, because the report also calls for virtual courtrooms. Moreover, even if a police officer can directly influence a self-propelled car, then it is also vulnerable to unauthorized access. On the other hand – this is a wish list of the experts, including the way, representatives of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the most important data protection organization in the US. What will become of them truly realized, that’s an entirely different question.


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