SURVEILLE’s Second Annual Forum for Decision Makers

Monday 23 September 2013 “The Perception and Effectiveness of Surveillance Technologies” Venue: West Midlands European Centre, 22‐28 Avenue D’Auderghem, 1040 Brussels (100m from Schuman Metro Station) Registration is needed in advance at For any query, please contact Ms Céline Cocq ([email protected] or +32 (0)2.650.66.65)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, comments on alleged mass surveillance programmes

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said on Friday that the situation of Edward Snowden and alleged large-scale violations of the right of privacy by surveillance programmes raise a number of important international human rights issues which need to be addressed, noting: “While concerns about national security and criminal activity may justify […]

Shifting US perceptions on counter-terrorism policies and the NSA's surveillance programmes?

A recent poll by the Quinnipiac University suggests a shift in US’ voters perception on the US’ counter-terrorism policies. “In a massive shift in attitudes, voters say 45 – 40 percent the government’s anti-terrorism efforts go too far restricting civil liberties, a reversal from a January 14, 2010 when voters said 63 – 25 percent […]

SURVEILLE Project Meeting, April 9-19 2013

On the 9th and 8th April 2013 the SURVEILLE project meeting took place at Villa La Fonte at the EUI in Florence, Italy. Professor Martin Scheinin, Coordinator, and the Project Partners and invited external experts discussed the progress of the project’s work packages. The two-day event provided great insight into the achievements of the project […]

French Court has Ordered Twitter to Remove the Anonymity of Users Posting Racist Tweets

Thursday 24th of January 2013 – a French court (Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris) ordered Twitter to remove the anonymity of Twitter users posting racist tweets. The case started in November 2012, when a few French associations acting against racism, notably the Union des Etudiants Juifs de France [in French] (French Jewish Students Union […]