Automated suspicion: The EU's new travel surveillance initiatives

This report examines how the EU is using new technologies to screen, profile and risk-assess travellers to the Schengen area, and the risks this poses to civil liberties and fundamental rights.

By developing ‘interoperable’ biometric databases, introducing untested profiling tools, and using new ‘pre-crime’ watchlists, people visiting the EU from all over the world are being placed under a veil of suspicion in the name of enhancing security.

Watch the animation below for an overview of the report.

A laid-out version is available here (pdf).

You can read the press release here.

An overview of the report has also been published by Privacy International: Travel surveillance in the EU (link)


 

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