Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Portugal

  • Police Violence in Germany: Misuse of „Wiretapping Paragraph“

    Police Violence in Germany: Misuse of „Wiretapping Paragraph“

    The ban on filming police operations is an international exception The practice of the German police to prohibit recordings of police operations with reference to the Penal Code is rather exceptional in international comparison. This is the conclusion of a report by the Scientific Services of the Bundestag, which looked at 16 countries, among them […]

  • Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Under Spanish leadership: EU military develops novel police drone

    Several defence ministries are participating in a project on „dual-use“ reconnaissance drones. Only the Spanish army reveals that they can also be armed for military use. EU member states want to develop drones with „autonomous behaviours“ that can be used for civilian and military purposes. These „dual-use“ aircraft are to weigh around 150 kilograms and […]

  • EU drones for people in distress: Dropping life rafts for pullbacks?

    EU drones for people in distress: Dropping life rafts for pullbacks?

    For the first time, drones are flying on behalf of an EU agency with rescue equipment on board. On the high seas, the actually useful technology could encourage illegal refoulements to countries like Libya. Perhaps the new function will only be used for minor maritime emergencies in European waters. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) […]

  • Artificial Intelligence: EU Presidency against blanket ban on real-time facial recognition

    Artificial Intelligence: EU Presidency against blanket ban on real-time facial recognition

    While the EU Commission wants to regulate AI applications for police and justice, the current Council Presidency is in favour of as few restrictions as possible. The processing of facial images from public spaces is becoming a bone of contention. The Portuguese EU Presidency is questioning a blanket ban on artificial intelligence (AI) for facial […]