European Union

Explainer

The EU is introducing a series of surveillance measures involving intensive data-gathering and data-sharing practices to come into use in 2022. These measures will see a drastic increase in the quantity and granularity of data collected on travellers, in circumstances where authorities already struggle with the amount of data they have. This explainer, based on a publication by Statewatch, aims to elucidate these new measures and their consequences.

 

News & Analysis

The European Commission submitted a draft proposal to amend the general budget 2020 in order to, among other measures, provide assistance to Greece in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. Unfortunately, the proposed distribution of funds will not ensure migrants' safety and access to healthcare, but will further enhance control and surveillance over them.

 

Long Read

Africa is a testing ground for technologies produced elsewhere: as a result, personal data of its people are increasingly stored in hundreds of databases.

Press release

In today's opinion the Advocate General of the CJEU advises that the UK’s collection of bulk communications data violates EU law and that the French and Belgium data retention schemes also violate EU law.

Advocacy

The EU's border control agency mysteriously cancelled a surveillance system, after we asked a few questions.

Impact Case Study

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