In the press


18 January 2021

Frontex and Europol pledge greater access to documents

An article in EUobserver covering our succesful complaints to the European Ombudsman about Frontex's and Europol's failure to maintain public registers of documents.

29 December 2020

EU border agency says biometrics interoperability framework includes robust safeguards

An article in Biometric Update covers Statewatch's critical report of the Common Identity Repository (CIR) project, which will collect biometric information on both European citizens and non-Europeans who need a short-term visa, and on third-country nationals exempted from the visa requirements.

09 November 2020

EU inches closer to ban on end-to-end encryption

An article in ITPro refers to a Council document released to the public by Statewatch, which reveals the long-standing nature of the EU's sought "balance" between robust security and ease of access for law enforcement.

06 October 2020

Europol charts ‘value of accessing data’ in encrypted cybercrime

An article in Euractiv refers to a Council document obtained and released to the public by Statewatch on the need to create ‘legal solutions’ that would facilitate the police in their ongoing investigations of encrypted communications networks.

27 August 2020

Greece has a deadly new migration policy – and all of Europe is to blame

An article in The Guardian on the EU's border push-backs of migrants conducted by Greece includes a reference to Statewatch's 2020 report Deportation Union.

17 February 2020

EU agrees to deploy warships to enforce Libya arms embargo

An article in The Guardian refers to an internal EU memo that was released to the public by Statewatch concerning the operation to come into force as the mission to save migrants and refugees is scaled down.

12 June 2019

La 5G provoque un vent de panique au sein des services de sécurité européens

The front-page article of Le Monde's printed edition was based on a Statewatch analysis. The article discusses restricted documents from Europol and the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator on the ways that 5G technology will negatively affect the wiretapping abilites of law enforcement agencies.

 

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