Amendment of SIS II Regulation: Europol to coordinate proposals for alerts from third countries
The EU police agency is to receive lists of persons from foreign authorities and then have them alerted in the Schengen area for refusal of entry, arrest or observation. This legalises a questionable procedure that has long been practised. Can the US FBI put a Tunisian national on a European database for refusal of entry, […]
Plans for „Prüm II“: EU member states also want to query driving licence facial images
In the framework of the Prüm decisions, police forces have networked their files for fingerprints, DNA data and motor vehicle data across Europe. A new regulation is to extend this to faces. Now there is a threat of further tightening. With a new „Regulation on automated data exchange for police cooperation“, the European Commission wants […]
Negotiations on the Europol Regulation: Will there be a „European FBI“ by the end of the year?
Europol is to be allowed to carry out „discreet“ manhunts and request large amounts of data from private companies, using „artificial intelligence“. In addition, the police agency coordinates special units and cooperated with foreign secret services. The European Parliament, the Commission and the Council today began the so-called trilogue procedure for a new Europol regulation. […]
New regulation: Europol becomes quasi-secret service
The EU police agency processes billions of personalised „big data“, much of it from governmental hacks or intelligence sources. The new Europol vice-director, who was trained in the French military, plays a special role. Now it’s up to the EU Parliament to decide. The day before yesterday, the EU interior ministers agreed on a mandate […]