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PI, together with 5 other human rights groups, has submitted a complaint to the European Ombudsman calling for an investigation into EU surveillance aid to non-EU countries


The final text of the EU AI Act adopted by the European Parliament on 13 March 2024 fails to prevent tech-enabled harm to migrants and provide protection for people on the move.

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As EU policymakers discuss new laws to empower tech consumers and increase cyber-resilience, PI's research points to an urgent need for regulation to ensure that device manufacturers provide longer term security updates to protect consumers from cyberattacks.


While being the world’s largest provider of aid, Europe also exports surveillance around the world by training police, providing surveillance tech and building widescale databases. While the benefits for European arms and security companies is clear, how this helps those it’s supposed to is less obvious.

We sat down with investigative journalist Giacomo to talk more about the impact of this financial flow to security forces and surveillance.

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The European Parliament's resolution on artificial intelligence in criminal law and its use by the police presents an opportunity for the EU to reconsider its role in the development of such tools, their sale, or use as part of its counter-terrorism and anti-immigration policies abroad.


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.


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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.

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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.


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

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