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Macedonia: Wiretap Investigation Targets Secret Police, Ex-PM’s Relative
Statewatch News Online, October 2016 [c.130 words]
"A special prosecutor in Macedonia announced Wednesday it was investigating four interior ministry and counter intelligence officials for allegedly...
 
GERMANY-NSA: Germany restarts joint intelligence surveillance with US
Statewatch News Online, January 2016 [c.49 words]
"Germany's BND intelligence agency is once again working with its US counterpart on Middle East surveillance. Collaboration had been suspended afte...
 
EU: Service level agreement between European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and Frontex for the provision of surveillance tools and services in support of Frontex activities
Statewatch News Online, October 2016 [c.31 words]
See the full text: Service level agreement between European Maritime Safet...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (3.10.16)
Statewatch News Online, October 2016 [c.1346 words] - Feature Article
- Germany wants migrants se...
 
Europe’s Top Human Rights Court Will Consider Legality of Surveillance Exposed by Edward Snowden
Statewatch News Online, October 2016 [c.128 words]
"Human rights groups have launched a major new legal challenge over mass surveillance programs revealed by the National Security Agency whistleblow...
 
USA-BELGIUM: Proposed laws would expand travel controls from airlines to passenger railroad
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.187 words]
"Legislation has been introduced in both the  
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (29.9.16)
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.942 words]
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Switzerland votes in favour of greater surveillance - Bill wins almost 70% of vote in victory for government who argued that intelligence agencies relied too heavily on other nations
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.142 words]
"The proposed law won 65.5% support, final results on Sunday showed. ... Just 43% of voters took part in Sunday’s poll, a slightly lower mark th...
 
Spy agencies launch 'real-time' terror tracker
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.219 words]
"European intelligence agencies launched a shared "interactive real-time" database over the summer to track suspected jihadists, EUobserver has lea...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (16-18.9.16): news, reports and documents
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.2814 words] - Feature Article
- The Bratislava Declaration - appeasing "extreme or populists" causes?
 
UK: GCHQ's 'Great British Firewall' raises serious concern – privacy groups - campaigners say giving agency greater surveillance powers to combat hackers is like ‘the fox protecting the chicken’
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.151 words]
"Privacy groups have expressed serious concern at the prospect of a “  
UK: GCHQ's 'Great British Firewall' raises serious concern – privacy groups
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.104 words]
"Privacy groups have expressed serious concern at the prospect of a “Great British Firewall” proposed by the surveillance agency GCHQ to protect ma...
 
EU: Council, Europol and "expert group" press on with plans to boost "information exchange and information management"
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.688 words]
In May this year the Council of the EU drew up an extensive "roadmap to enhance information exchange and information management" in relation to justic...
 
USA-UK: Inside Menwith Hill: The NSA’s British Base at the Heart of U.S. Targeted Killing
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.214 words]
"For years, journalists and researchers have speculated about what really goes on inside Menwith Hill, while human rights groups and some politicia...
 
Shackled Freedoms : What Space for Civil Society in the EuroMed?
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.200 words]
"This report depicts the obstacles and repression against civil society in the region and showcases first-hand accounts from Turkey, Egypt, Algeria...
 
Snowden: Privacy Shield won't stop US mass surveillance
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.151 words]
"Edward Snowden, a former US national security agency intelligence contractor, told an audience in Brussels on Wednesday (7 September) that US gove...
 
USA-UK: A healthy trade in surveillance equipment: Cobham spy gear catalogue leaked
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.164 words]
"A confidential, 120-page catalogue of spy equipment, originating from British defense firm Cobham and circulated to U.S. law enforcement, touts ge...
 
UK: The politics of fear: how Britain’s anti-extremism strategy has failed
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.146 words]
"An in-depth review of current political rhetoric is imperative. Our politicians are ethicising and Islamising the question of violent extremism in...
 
UK: UNDERCOVER POLICING: How Many Spycops Have There Been?
Statewatch News Online, September 2016 [c.138 words]
"There are 17 spycops who have been named and well documented. There are strong suspicions about several more. Fifteen of the seventeen have been e...
 
UK: #UnisResistBorderControls
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.157 words]
"Five months ago, the Justice4Sanaz campaign launched the #UnisResistBorderControls campaign at SOAS. This urgent campaign brings together grassroo...
 
SPAIN: New routes to reach Spain lead to more deaths at sea
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.926 words]
In the first half of 2016, more people have died at sea trying to reach Spain than during 2015 as a whole. The reinforcement of border security measur...
 
Statewatch Analysis: The visible hand: The EU's Security Industrial Policy
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.376 words]
See the full text: The visible hand: The EU's Security Industrial P...
 
USA: Problems with predictive policing
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.372 words]
An analysis of a predictive policing system used by the police in Chicago argues that it does "not significantly reduce the likelihood of being a murd...
 
UK: Undercover policing inquiry: The Met’s Chaotic and Dysfunctional Record Keeping
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.71 words]
"Storage facilities with most documents missing or misfiled, systems repeatedly described as ‘chaotic’ by the police themselves – internal document...
 
NETHERLANDS: Counter-terror demands lead to community tensions
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.172 words]
"Vorthoren finds herself in a difficult position. A convert to Islam, she now directs the Platform for Islamic Organisations in Rijnmond (SPIOR), b...
 
UK: Investigatory Powers Bill: the issues at stake
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.249 words]
"Canada, Australia, France, New Zealand and others have introduced powers to give security services and police far-reaching surveillance powers. No...
 
GERMANY: PETITION: Prevent foreign journalists from German intelligence spying
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.173 words]
"The German Parliament is currently debating a bill on the activities of Germany’s foreign intelligence agency (BND) which allows the surveillance ...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (6-7.8.16)
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.1289 words] - Feature Article
- Greece: Official figures on refugee arrivals (pdf): Lesvos, Chi...
 
UK: A day in the life of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.170 words]
"Over the course of four days at the end of July, three barristers from Blackstone Chambers and a small army of solicitors represented Privacy Inte...
 
UK has granted over 100 export licences for surveillance technology since 2015
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.102 words]
"Since 2015, the UK government has granted over 100 export licenses for “off the air” interception devices such as IMSI-catchers, figures show... ...
 
Can surveillance and innovation coexist?
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.134 words]
"While one approach would be to say that privacy is a norm and that with modern technologies the norm must be reconsidered and if necessary, abando...
 
AP: "The Big Story": Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations 'monitoring everyone'
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.168 words]
"It was a national scandal. Peru's then-vice president accused two domestic intelligence agents of staking her out. Then, a top congressman blamed the...
 
EU-IRELAND: PNR: travel surveillance comes to Ireland
Statewatch News Online, August 2016 [c.705 words]
Passengers entering, departing or travelling within Ireland by plane will soon be automatically screened and profiled by a new 'Passenger Information ...
 
Council of the European Union: Exit-Entry, Discrimination, Equal treatment, Maritime Security and Banned exports, capital punishment, torture etc
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.631 words]
1. EXIT-ENTRY SYSTEM (EES): Proposal for a ...
 
UK: Protester, 91, goes to European court over secret police files
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.165 words]
"A 91-year-old whose political activities were covertly recorded by police has won the right to take his legal case to the European court of human ...
 
UK: Growing calls to extend undercover policing inquiry remit beyond England and Wales
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.713 words]
One of the targets of exposed British undercover police officer Mark Kennedy has taken the first steps towards legal action in an attempt to have the ...
 
Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance: No Hiding Place for Spycops in Scotland
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.87 words]
"Support is growing for a Public Inquiry into the activities of undercover police in Scotland. Victims of blacklists, fellow trade unionists, envir...
 
FATF rules on civil society and "terrorist financing" rewritten
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.246 words]
Most people have never heard of “Recommendation 8,” the regulation intended to protect the nonprofit sector from abuse through terrorist financing. It...
 
US government allowed to plead in Facebook data case
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.91 words]
"The US government can take part in a case against Facebook on data transfer from Europe to the US, the Irish high court said on Tuesday (19 July)....
 
EU: Police chiefs: nine-point programme on keeping the 'Balkan Route' closed
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.573 words]
The declaration was adopted following a meeting on 30 June in Vienna of police chiefs from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Gree...
 
EU-US: Privacy Shield gets the go-ahead
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.621 words]
The much-maligned "Privacy Shield" has been approved by EU governments, putting in place a new framework for EU-US data-sharing that - just like its p...
 
UK: Mass surveillance mandated in secret
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.236 words]
"There are 15 secret “directions” in force under the Telecommunications Act enabling the intelligence services to collect bulk data about online an...
 
NATO to expand role in Mediterranean migration operations?
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.114 words]
"Turning to the Middle East, the Secretary General said Alliance leaders will this week approve the deployment of NATO AWACS surveillance aircraft ...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (8.7.16)
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.916 words]
- EU: European Parliament: thumbs up for beefing up Frontex On Wednesday...
 
EU says "soft power is not enough" as German and French ministers call for "European Security Compact"
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.433 words]
The new 'Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy' issues the same demands that some leading EU officials have been making...
 
EU: Securing the high seas: Maritime Security Strategy progress report
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.358 words]
A recent joint report by the European Commission and the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy provides an overview of prog...
 
UK: UNDERCOVER POLICING: Core Participant? Your Name’s Not Down, You’re Not Coming In
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.123 words]
"When the [Pitchford] Inquiry was established there were over 200 applications for CP status. Most were accepted. A judgement made in October 2015 ...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (4.7.16): new report on the companies profiting from Europe's border control industry, report on Softex camp in northern Greece.
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.439 words]
- Border Wars: The arms dealers profiting from Europe's refugee tragedy (Transnational In...
 
News Digest: round-up of news stories from across the EU (1.7.16)
Statewatch News Online, July 2016 [c.1131 words] - Feature Article
AUSTRIA:  
News Digest: round-up of news stories from across Europe (24.6.16)
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.768 words]
BELGIUM: Belgian police arrested 12 peo...
 
The encroaching border: international students
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.151 words]
"The Immigration Act 2016 builds on measures implemented in the Immigration Act 2014 to further incorporate ordinary British citizens into performi...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (20.6.16)
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.1507 words] - Feature Article
Greece "enlightened" on asylum appeals committees by other EU governments; EP Foreign Affairs Committee opinion on EU safe third countries list; Austr...
 
EU-TURKEY: New information platform on EU-Turkey migration policy launched
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.247 words]
See the full text: “A critical monitoring of the EU-Turkey deal is...
 
News Digest: Roundup of news stories from around the EU (17.6.16)
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.1670 words] - Feature Article
Bulgarian...
 
POLAND: New counter-terrorism bill to give "unchecked power" to Internal Security Agency
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.352 words]
A briefing by Amnesty International outlines the "unchecked power" that will be given to Poland's Internal Security Agency by a new counter-terrorism ...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (11-12.6.16)
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.1248 words] - Feature Article
- EU: Council of the European Union: Central Med Route, Relocatio...
 
UK: Facing Data Deluge, Secret U.K. Spying Report Warned of Intelligence Failure
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.194 words]
"A secret report warned that British spies may have put lives at risk because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be a...
 
Sweden: Yet more surveillance or real evidence-based decision-making?
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.121 words]
"In Sweden the government is rapidly advancing an agenda for more online surveillance. Two public investigations have been launched to look into ne...
 
UK: Snooper’s charter: Most Britons unaware of Tory plans, survey finds
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.44 words]
"Poll by Liberty finds widespread ignorance of move to strengthen surveillance powers that is heading for Commons battle" See the article: <...
 
UK: Auditioning for justice: Unless claimants can justify why they think they have been spied on, secretive surveillance Tribunal refuses to review 650 claims of unlawful spying
Statewatch News Online, June 2016 [c.120 words]
"Despite Government attempts to stop 650 claims about surveillance being investigated, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has today ruled that the c...
 
European bar and law societies demand protection of professional secrecy, citizens' rights and the rule of law
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.245 words]
From the press release: "On 20 May 2016, at its Plenary Session in Lyon, the CCBE published its recommendations on the protection of client confide...
 
EU: Rethinking security... or not
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.386 words]
The Ammerdown Group, which "brings together peacebuilding practitioners and academics concerned about the effects of geopolitics on the security of pe...
 
EU: SHIPPING AND FISHERIES INDUSTRIES CO-OPTED INTO BORDER SURVEILLANCE & INTERCEPTING "SUSPECTED" BOATS
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.72 words]
Frontex, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) signed bilateral interagency agreements today to ...
 
EU-USA: DATA PROTECTION: Model clauses in jeopardy with Irish DPA referral to CJEU
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.222 words]
"International data flows between the U.S. and EU may have taken yet another hit late Tuesday with news that the Irish Data Protection Commissioner...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (26.5.16): Including outrageous and disturbing reports from the Idomeni "clear-out"
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.1124 words] - Feature Article
- Electra reports (link) Idomeni clear-out: volunteers denied access to their equipment, tents etc bulldozed "This is OUTRAGEO...
 
News Digest: round-up of news stories from across the EU (23.5.16)
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.718 words]
Austria election: far-rig...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (21-22.5.16)
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.1839 words] - Feature Article
- Syrian refugee wins appeal against...
 
UK-Council of Europe: Memorandum on surveillance and oversight mechanisms in the United Kingdom
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.155 words]
"Whilst welcoming a number of positive developments, such as the creation of a single unified Investigatory Powers Commissioner with responsibility...
 
News Digest: round-up of news stories from across the EU (16.5.16)
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.1628 words] - Feature Article
BELGIUM: Intelligence service monitoring 60 soldiers (Flanders News, link): ...
 
SURVEILLANCE: More files from Edward Snowden's collection released
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.186 words]
"From the time we began reporting on the archive provided to us in Hong Kong by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, we sought to fulfill his two prin...
 
News Digest: round-up of news stories from across Europe (12.5.16)
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.468 words]
EU: US hails 'important step' as...
 
Google and Microsoft have made a pact to protect surveillance capitalism
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.254 words]
"Microsoft and Google, two of the world’s greatest monopolies, have been bitter rivals for nearly 20 years. But suddenly, in late April, they annou...
 
News Digest: round-up of news stories from across the EU (9.5.16)
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.1528 words] - Feature Article
EU-US:  
NETHERLANDS: Dutch dragnet surveillance bill leaked: our analysis
Statewatch News Online, May 2016 [c.214 words]
"At the end of April, an updated draft for the Dutch dragnet surveillance bill was leaked. It turns out that minister of the Interior Ronald Plaste...
 
Rare Victory for Privacy in Germany’s “War Against Terror”
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.115 words]
"Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled that parts of the law (“BKA-Gesetz”) granting surveillance powers to federal police are unconstitutional, bec...
 
European experts to probe Polish police law
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.74 words]
"The Venice Commission is travelling to Poland again. The commission, a body of experts on constitutional law from the human rights watchdog Cou...
 
USA: Declassified Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinions
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.311 words]
"United States government agencies have long conducted warrantless secret surveillance, collecting and searching through electronic data for intell...
 
News Digest: round-up of news stories from across the EU (22.4.16)
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.938 words]
BELGIUM: Four alleged hackers detained during police raids (Flanders News, link...
 
Snowden sues Norway to avoid extradition during visit
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.90 words]
"Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government seeking a guarantee he will not be extradi...
 
UK spy agencies have collected bulk personal data since 1990s, files show
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.178 words]
"Agencies privately concede that ‘intrusive’ practices can invade privacy and that data is gathered on people ‘unlikely to be of interest’... Th...
 
German court: anti-terror laws partially unconstitutional
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.248 words]
On 20 April, the German Constitutional Court declared in a landmark decision surveillance powers of the Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminal...
 
EU-USA: EU Article 29 Working Party on data protection
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.200 words]
"The four European Essential Guarantees that are described in this opinion are no unconditional Guarantees. Also when looking at their formulation,...
 
News Digest: Round-up of news stories from across the EU (11.4.16)
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.750 words]
- EU: 26/11 ‘M...
 
How the former head of Blackwater set up operations in Austria and Bulgaria to try to build a private paramilitary airforce
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.164 words]
"One of the mechanics soon recognized Echo Papa from news photos — he was Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater. Several of ...
 
EU: Long running debate on PNR enters final furlong
Statewatch News Online, April 2016 [c.204 words]
"A long-awaited vote on the EU Passenger Name Records (PNR) legislation is likely to take place next week after months of delays. The vote has b...
 
EU judges could limit UK surveillance powers before referendum
Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.179 words]
"ECJ [European Court of Justice] to hold emergency hearing on snooper’s charter as its impact on UK law is likely to become part of in/out campaign...
 
EU-USA: EPIC Intervenes in Privacy Case before European Court of Human Rights (link)
Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.138 words]
Today EPIC filed a brief in a case before the European Court of Human Rights. The case involves a challenge brought by 10 human rights organizations a...
 
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (22.3.16): reactions to and consequences of the EU-Turkey deal
Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.1366 words] - Feature Article
- EU fishing boats to work for the state by reporting refugee boats:  
Refugee crisis: latest news from across Europe (21.3.16): reactions to and consequences of the EU-Turkey deal
Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.3344 words] - Feature Article
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  • Relocation out, "one-for-one" in; Frontex calls for 1,500 more police officers in Greece
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    New Developments in Complicity of Torture Case against French IT Company
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.259 words]
    "On Tuesday 15 March, French newspaper Libération and radio station France Inter revealed the results of a large-scale inquiry they conducted on th...
     
    EU: Capitalism and surveillance: European Data Protection Supervisor: Opening statement at the roundtable on data and competition hosted by l'Autorite de la Concurrence, Paris, 8 March 2016
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.72 words]
    "Our question is therefore this: with today’s internet based on surveillance, how can the EU enable alternative, non-privacy invasive business mode...
     
    Round-up of news stories from across the EU (17.3.16)
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.778 words]
    BELGIUM: Radicalisation in Molenbeek: 'Peop...
     
    EU: Data retention: Commission still refusing demands for new mass surveillance measures
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.933 words]
    Calls for a new EU data retention law have grown over the last few months, but the European Commission is still refusing the possibility of introducin...
     
    UK: Investigatory powers bill not up to the task
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.287 words]
    "The UK’s investigatory powers bill receives its second reading on Tuesday. At present the draft law fails to meet international standards for surv...
     
    The Investigatory Powers Bill Is Unfit for Parliament
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.236 words]
    "here's a long history to state surveillance, going all the way back to Thomas Cromwell, of Wolf Hall fame. However, the levels of intrusion used t...
     
    EU: FRONTEX: Report on implementing the 2014 rules on surveillance of external sea borders
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.273 words]
    "The report comprises three parts. The first, describing the amendments introduced to the governing procedural documents related to the Joint Op...
     
    FRANCE: A look at the latest French laws on intelligence collection
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.167 words]
    "Over the last year, The French parliament passed new laws granting additional powers to intelligence services regarding interception of communicat...
     
    EU: MEPs refuse to vote on PNR before Council strengthens data protection
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.117 words]
    "A joint initiative of the conservative EPP and the ECR groups, the proposal to place the PNR on the agenda of the current plenary session was reje...
     
    UK: UNDERCOVER POLICING: Battle over secrecy at Pitchford Inquiry: campaigner confronts police spy who deceived her
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.1544 words] - Feature Article
    As the Pitchford Inquiry into the practice of undercover police in England and Wales approaches, the police are hoping to have the possibility to subm...
     
    EU-USA: Restoring "trust" in transatlantic data flows
    Statewatch News Online, March 2016 [c.845 words]
    EU-US: Restoring trust in transatlantic data flows through strong safegu...
     

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