Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Secret Services

  • 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 […]

  • Data retention and decryption: Justice and Home Affairs Council wants more surveillance

    Data retention and decryption: Justice and Home Affairs Council wants more surveillance

    EU member states will call for bypassing encryption also for counterterrorism and law enforcement. In addition, the entry of extremism suspects should be prevented and their assets frozen in the Union. Tomorrow, the EU justice ministers will hold their regular meeting in Luxembourg, followed the next day by the interior ministers. Together, they form the […]

  • Restrictive in cyberspace

    Restrictive in cyberspace

    New German cybersecurity guidelines harbour even more surveillance and centralised powers The Federal Cabinet today approved the new „Cybersecurity Strategy for Germany“. The draft, prepared by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, is to be in place for five years and replaces the previous version from 2016. The document describes four different guidelines. Cybersecurity is […]

  • Quitting EU adviser: Gilles de Kerchove invents „left-wing terrorist“ threat

    Quitting EU adviser: Gilles de Kerchove invents „left-wing terrorist“ threat

    A handful of property damages in Italy could lead to left-wing activism being pursued more closely by police and secret services across the European Union. The initiative bears the hallmarks of the German Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Meanwhile, a package of measures against „violent right-wing extremism and terrorism“ has petered out. In […]