UK intelligence agencies lobbying the government to weaken surveillance laws for AI, report

GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 want safeguards governing the use of bulk personal datasets to be reduced

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UK intelligence agencies lobbying the government to weaken surveillance laws for AI training
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UK intelligence agencies lobbying the government to weaken surveillance laws for AI training

UK intelligence agencies, including GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, are seeking changes to surveillance laws that they feel restrict their ability to train AI models using extensive sets of personal data.

As reported by The Guardian, spy agencies are currently engaged in lobbying efforts to persuade the government to ease restrictions on their access to specific types of data. They are seeking to re...

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