Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Discreet Check

  • EU database: European domestic secret services increasingly hunt abroad

    EU database: European domestic secret services increasingly hunt abroad

    50,000 people are under secret surveillance throughout Europe by the French police, another 50,000 are to be checked during routine police operations or when crossing the EU border. In the field of secret services, this wanted list is headed by…

  • Europol to become a global criminal information hub

    Europol to become a global criminal information hub

    With new regulations, the EU Police Agency will soon have access to many millions of alerts and searches, including fingerprints and facial images. The function is part of the “2020+ Strategy”. Connection to other information systems is already being planned.…

  • Again strong increase for secret searches in Europe’s largest police database

    Again strong increase for secret searches in Europe’s largest police database

    The Schengen Information System allows alerts to be issued for “discreet checks”; the persons concerned should not be informed of this if possible. The number of these Article 36 searches has been increasing significantly for years. French and British police…

  • Europe’s largest police database expanded again

    Europe’s largest police database expanded again

    The Schengen Information System contains 79 million entries on persons and objects. These can now also be used by the EU agencies. A new regulation allows simple police officers to question people. With the publication in the Official Journal of…

  • Schengen searches to be extended

    Schengen searches to be extended

    Persons listed in the Schengen Information System may, inter alia, be observed or searched by the police. The numbers of these Article 36 alerts are increasing rapidly and are now being explained for the first time in detail. A new…

  • Sharp increase of secret alerts in the Schengen Information System

    Sharp increase of secret alerts in the Schengen Information System

    European police forces and secret services use SIS II for covert surveillance of persons and property. The authorities are informed about suspects’ itineraries and persons accompanying them. The EU interior ministries are now discussing the further expansion of this surveillance…