July


19 July 2019

EU: Court of Auditors: The ethical frameworks of the audited EU institutions: scope for improvement

"In this special report, we assessed whether the ethical frameworks of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Council, and the European Commission were well established."

18 July 2019

Green New Deal – panacea or problem?

"As the notion of a Green New Deal rapidly spreads as an answer to capitalism in US and UK media and political circles, our lead article in July 2019 asks if Green capitalism can propose a real solution to the ecological crisis and the human crises of poverty, austerity, immigration and racism."

18 July 2019

Opinion: Don’t Regulate Facial Recognition. Ban It

"We are on the verge of a nightmare era of mass surveillance by the state and private companies. It’s not too late to stop it"

18 July 2019

UK: Special Branch Files Project

"…where released files are shared"

18 July 2019

EU: GDPR Review: Council of the European Union: Finnish Council Presidency: Preparation of the Council position on the evaluation and review of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

"In the context of this evaluation and review, the Commission shall examine, in particular, the application and functioning of Chapter V..."

16 July 2019

Black undercover officer who spied on Stephen Lawrence campaign named - Police spy pretended to be leftwing and anti-racist campaigner for four years

"The fake identity of a black undercover police officer who spied on the justice campaign led by the parents of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has been officially revealed."

15 July 2019

Former German spy chief causes alarm by sharing far-right tweets - Critics question judgment of Georg Maaßen for spreading ‘lies and extremist agitation’

"When he was in charge of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, Hans-Georg Maaßen warned of how easy it was for people to be led astray by “disinformation” and “clumsy fake reports” on the internet"

14 July 2019

EU-USA Justice and Home Affairs meeting focuses on "battlefield information and PNR", migration and border policy, and access to electronic evidence

A constructive exchange on the traditional topics of mutual interest, which underlined the engagement of the two sides to pursue and develop further their cooperation, both at political and operational level.

12 July 2019

German Airports: Face recognition now also for children

"When crossing an EU external border, all travellers will soon have to provide biometric data. This leads to long waiting times and border controls are therefore becoming increasingly automated. This will first benefit people who have already stored facial images on the chip of their "ePass“

12 July 2019

France’s War on Protest

"With tears running down a bruised cheek, Vanessa Langard, a woman who participated in a protest against the policies of the French government on the Champs Élysées, recalls how she was shot by a “flash ball” projectile that was fired by a police officer. After several surgeries, Vanessa has nearly lost the use of her left eye and also suffers from memory disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder."

11 July 2019

Independent Report on the London Metropolitan Police Service's Trial of Live Facial Recognition Technology

A damning review of the police's dangerous experiment with live facial recognition has found it to be unlawful, with serious operational failures.

 

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