The principle "Ethical principles and democratic prerequisites" has mentioned the topic "freedom" in the following places:

    (b) Autonomy

    The principle of autonomy implies the freedom of the human being.

    (b) Autonomy

    This translates into human responsibility and thus control over and knowledge about ‘autonomous’ systems as they must not impair freedom of human beings to set their own standards and norms and be able to live according to them.

    (c) Responsibility

    Applications of AI and robotics should not pose unacceptable risks of harm to human beings, and not compromise human freedom and autonomy by illegitimately and surreptitiously reducing options for and knowledge of citizens.

    (e) Democracy

    They must not be jeopardised, subverted or equalised by new technologies that inhibit or influence political decision making and infringe on the freedom of expression and the right to receive and impart information without interference.