This panel on data protection in law enforcement will cover an operational use case by the Dutch police linked to Darknet investigations and from there move on to a broader debate regarding the data protection accountability principle in various contexts including the use of artificial intelligence. It will address public concerns of mass surveillance by demystifying law enforcement processing operations upon personal data and shed light on what the actual challenges are.
• What are the key challenges for law enforcement when it comes to the use of encryption and anonymisation technologies that conceal the identity of users and the data they exchange?
• How can artificial intelligence be used by law enforcement in a responsible manner?
• What lessons can be drawn from a data protection perspective comparing policing in the UK and the EU following the Brexit?
• Which challenges does Europol face when implementing its applicable data protection legal framework in practice?