Security Architectures in the EU

Author: Matthias Monroy

  • Ukraine war: USA plans to deliver large armed drones

    Ukraine war: USA plans to deliver large armed drones

    Equipping the Ukrainian military with the successor of the well-known Predator drones means three revolutions in warfare with drones at once. The U.S. government plans to deliver four MQ-1C Gray Eagle armed drones to Ukraine in the coming days and…

  • Against school massacres: Axon wanted to develop taser drone

    Against school massacres: Axon wanted to develop taser drone

    The leading manufacturer of taser devices wants to mount them on quadrocopters in the future. Civil rights organization EFF warns against normalization of arming drones and robots. After the recent school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, it is unclear whether the…

  • EU instead of EC: New directive facilitates cross-border data exchange

    EU instead of EC: New directive facilitates cross-border data exchange

    The 2006 “Swedish Initiative” is being replaced by a new set of rules. This “Lisbonization” of EU-wide information exchange comes with a uniform case management system and file format, and requires shorter deadlines for processing requests. The European Union could…

  • New regulation: Europol becomes the Big Data police

    New regulation: Europol becomes the Big Data police

    Following the decision of the EU interior ministers, the new Europol law will come into force in June. The police agency will thus receive new areas of responsibility and powers. Comparatively quickly, EU member states and the Parliament have launched…

  • Third accident in three years: Hermes 900 becomes a crash drone

    Third accident in three years: Hermes 900 becomes a crash drone

    An Elbit drone has crashed in the Philippines. In Israel, the manufacturer received the world’s only permission to fly in civil airspace, despite similar incidents. Soon Switzerland will follow. An unmanned aerial vehicle of the type Hermes 900 suffered total…

  • Prüm II: EU Committee criticises planned obligation for facial recognition

    Prüm II: EU Committee criticises planned obligation for facial recognition

    All EU member states are to network their police facial images and investigation files across Europe. This puts pressure on some governments without such systems. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has criticised plans to oblige all EU member…