Jonathan Andrew

Prof. Scheinin (EUI) provides written testimony to the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Prof. Martin Scheinin provided written testimony to the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s hearing held on Wednesday, March 19th,  in Washington DC. The Board is currently examining the surveillance program conducted under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. The work of the SURVEILLE project is mentioned in the hearing’s documentation (a link is given […]

Right to Privacy in the Digital Age – SURVEILLE discussed at UN Seminar

An expert seminar was hosted at the United Nations (Geneva) by the governments of Austria, Brazil, Germany, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Norway and Switzerland on the basis of the corresponding UN General Assembly resolution. The following link provides a video record of the seminar: Note: At 1 h 55 min of the video (linked above) Ben […]

US Panel Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies Publishes Report

Yesterday the panel established by President Obama to review the surveillance practices of the NSA released its final report. One important dimension relates to the possible privacy protections of non-US citizens abroad. You can find the Review Group’s report HERE. The report does not elaborate on the international human rights law obligations of the US […]

SURVEILLE and EFUS Feature in Colombia's El Tiempo

During the visit of SURVEILLE’s Sebastian Sperber (EFUS) and Jonathan Andrew (EUI) to Bogotá the two were interviewed by the Colombian daily paper ‘El Tiempo’. Sebastian and Jonathan discussed their experience of the use of surveillance technologies by law enforcement and public authorities in Europe, and spoke of their experiences in Bogotá visiting the presidential administration […]

Professor Martin Scheinin testifies today before European Parliament’s LIBE Committee inquiry on surveillance

Professor Martin Scheinin, the Coordinator of the FP7-Research Project SURVEILLE, testifies before the European Parliament’s LIBE Committee inquiry on mass surveillance Today SURVEILLE’s Coordinator, Professor Martin Scheinin of the EUI, provided testimony to the LIBE Committee with regard to mass surveillance and addressed the issues that concern such practices with respect to European citizens’ fundamental […]