German ANOM investigations: The mysterious EU third state
The FBI had a crypto-messenger programmed that was fully intercepted. For legal reasons, the US authority received the intercepted communication via detours. Because of „hearsay court orders“, its use in German criminal proceedings is questionable. Ever since the encrypted messenger service EncroChat was hacked by authorities from France and the Netherlands in March 2020, investigative […]
German Police: Interventions more than doubled after exchange of passenger data
The EU PNR Directive is leading to more and more interventions by the German authorities. An extension to rail, bus and ship travel is not yet off the table, but before that the Court of Justice in Luxembourg will rule on the legality of the law. Similar agreements with Canada and Japan are apparently no […]
Clearview AI: What does Interpol use face recognition for?
The International Police Organisation is developing a system to identify unknown persons by facial images. Interpol stores photos and videos from Internet service providers and other companies in a separate database. Interpol has also been using Clearview services for face recognition. The US company Clearview AI has collected around three billion personal images from the […]
New agreements: European Union wants to expand use of passenger data
The EU Parliament is to deal with a new agreement on the exchange of passenger data with Canada. So far, PNR agreements exist only with the USA and Australia, but now the EU Commission also wants to negotiate with Japan. Others could follow after the International Civil Aviation Organization adopts new standards. The member states […]