Our work is regularly featured in the press in Europe and beyond.
An article for the Austrian news outlet, Radio FM4, refers to a document leaked by Statewatch about the expansion of Europol's powers. Some of these new competencies have encountered considerable resistance in the Council of Ministers.
An article in De Groene Amsterdammer refers to Statewatch's report Deportation Union to highlight the inflation of Frontex's powers, even as human rights are systematically ignored.
Business Insider provides a write-up of a panel 'New Police Surveillance Technologies: Combatting the Science Fiction Collectively – A Civil Society Perspective' at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection conference, in which Statewatch participated.
An article in Politico recounts the problems facing Frontex, the EU's border agency - botched recruitment procedures, accusations of involvement in fundamental rights violations and allegations of harassment within the agency. The article cites an internal Council document published by Statewatch in 2020.
An article in Heise cites a Council of the EU document published by Statewatch. The document - and the article - concern the Portuguese Council Presidency's attempts to breathe new life into negotiations on the e-Privacy Regulation.
An article in EUobserver on some lavish expenditure by EU border agency Frontex includes a quote from our Director, Chris Jones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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