31.3.04: EU to adopt passenger name record scheme (PNR) - UK demands that data can be kept indefinitely and accessible by all law enforcement agencies agreed: Report and draft Directive
26.3.04: Summit nods through "EU Homeland Security" package: Report and documentation
"the two most intrusive measures in the pipeline - mandatory retention of communications data and the compulsory fingerprinting of nearly everyone in Europe for biometric documents - did not even get into the draconian US Homeland Security package, their citizens were up in arms when these ideas were floated"
25.3.04: Exclusive: Statewatch's "Scoreboard" and analysis on the threats to civil liberties and privacy in EU terrorism plans shows that 27 of the 57 proposals on the table have little or nothing to do with tackling terrorism - they deal wuth crime in general and surveillance: Scoreboard and analysis
Tony Bunyan, Statewatch editor, comments: "Under the guise of tackling terrorism the EU is planning to bring in a swathe of measures to do with crime and the surveillance of the whole population. After the dreadful loss of life and injuries in Madrid we need a response that unites Europe rather than divides it"
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