Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: EU Parliament

  • Pegasus and Predator investigations: Europol is not a European FBI

    Pegasus and Predator investigations: Europol is not a European FBI

    The EU Parliament’s committee of enquiry into Pegasus and other spy software is calling for Europol to investigate the scandal. However, there are reasons why the police agency’s powers are limited. While the EU Parliament is looking into the spyware scandal in a committee of enquiry, the role of the police agency Europol is also […]

  • Europol is not investigating “Europe’s Watergate”

    Europol is not investigating “Europe’s Watergate”

    The EU Parliament is probing one of Europe’s biggest espionage scandals, but has little power to do so. Europol should investigate the misuse of “state trojan “Pegasus” in the EU, MEPs demand. However, this would only be possible with the permission of governments, which would be violating fundamental rights. Governmental surveillance software such as “Pegasus” […]

  • „AI Act“: Germany in favour of facial recognition, against lie detectors

    „AI Act“: Germany in favour of facial recognition, against lie detectors

    In Brussels, governments and parliament discuss a law on artificial intelligence The German government is committed to improving facial recognition procedures throughout the EU with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). Such systems should admittedly not be able to be used by the police in real time. In investigations, however, the authorities should be allowed […]

  • Police agreement: Europol to exchange biometric data with Israel

    Police agreement: Europol to exchange biometric data with Israel

    Israeli authorities are to be allowed to process and interlink personal information from the EU using “automated procedures”. According to a draft, this would even be possible in the territories occupied after 1967, although the so-called territorial clause excludes this. Five years ago, EU member states gave the Commission a mandate to start negotiations for […]