I first wrote about wilful blindness in 1996 in my book “How not to be a money launderer” and I said then that it was destined to be the central point on which all counter-money laundering laws would hang. I wasn’t wrong then and I’m not wrong now.
To understand it, we’ll take a quick romp through knowledge, belief and suspicion and then why machines cannot and for the foreseeable future will not be able to identify suspicion.
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