07 November 2023
On 7 November, digital rights experts from EDRi and Statewatch will explore how civil society, activists and social movements have been increasingly criminalised and surveilled in Europe, and will introduce attendees to a new tool that will people request their data that is held by Europol. Access requests are an important tool in countering the abusive data collection practices by European police.
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Law enforcement agencies have seen their powers greatly bolstered in the last decade, leading to more surveillance and repression of people. Social movements, civil society and activists are particularly being criminalised in Europe.
How are these groups being surveilled by law enforcement at the European level? What is the role of the European Union agency for police cooperation, Europol, in this policing trend? How can we resist and hold the police to account for these abusive and often unlawful surveillance practices?
Digital rights experts Romain Lanneau (Statewatch) and Chloé Berthélémy (EDRi) will answer these questions in an online webinar. We especially invite activists, NGO staffs, investigative journalists, lawyers, etc to attend. During the webinar, Romain and Chloé will introduce a newly created guide to help people request their data that is held by Europol. Such access requests are an important tool in countering the abusive data collection practices by European police, see also the oped they published in EUObserver. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
Date and time: 7 November 2023, 17:30-18:30 CET
Registration link: https://cloud.edri.org/index.php/apps/forms/s/deJosiFAz4bg6qk856DzAjqR
And see: Why your data might already be on a Europol list (EUobserver)
A new guide aims to improve the ability of activists and campaigners to request data held on them by Europol, the EU’s policing agency, and to increase public and political scrutiny of European police forces gathering data on individuals’ political activities.
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