Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Police

  • Green stepping stone for armed drones in Germany

    Green stepping stone for armed drones in Germany

    The Conservatives must watch their years-long push to arm drones from the opposition now The commander of Bundeswehr operations abroad, Lieutenant General Erich Pfeffer, today warned against dispensing with armed drones. “The troops” do not understand the political argument and…

  • Negotiations on the Europol Regulation: Will there be a “European FBI” by the end of the year?

    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…

  • Frontex and Europol: How refugees are tracked digitally

    Frontex and Europol: How refugees are tracked digitally

    EU agencies advise increased confiscation and extraction of asylum seekers’ mobile phones and now provide a manual on how to do so. Apps to encrypt or disguise locations are disliked in the report as “countermeasures” to surveillance. Often the mobile…

  • WhatsApp to Libya: How Frontex uses a trick to circumvent international law

    WhatsApp to Libya: How Frontex uses a trick to circumvent international law

    The EU is not allowed to return refugees to countries where they face persecution. In 2017, the Commission therefore set up a backdoor for refoulement to North Africa. Published text messages now reveal how Frontex is providing aerial reconnaissance for…

  • Undercover operations: UK special court sentences police for sexual relations

    Undercover operations: UK special court sentences police for sexual relations

    In at least 27 cases, British police officers have deceived women and entered into intimate relationships with them in undercover missions. According to a verdict handed down yesterday, the police force in charge also interfered with the physical integrity, privacy…

  • New camps in Greece: Panopticon for refugees

    New camps in Greece: Panopticon for refugees

    A “hotspot” for asylum seekers is opening on Samos, which inmates describe as “Guantanamo”. The EU Commission finds such facilities dignified, and therefore finances them completely. The pilot project will be monitored with motion detectors, behavioural recognition and drones. Two…