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 […]

Canada debates controversial bill on Internet surveillance

Canada is currently debating the adoption of a new Internet surveillance bill. As stated on the website of Canadian Public Safety, the new bill would oblige telecommunications service providers to “implement and maintain systems capable of lawfully intercepting communications in order to support the police and [Canadian Security Intelligence Service] CSIS when needed” and to […]

SURVEILLE guest at Centre of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Polity, Helsinki

On Thursday, November 15th, SURVEILLE was a guest of the Centre of Excellence in Foundations of European Law and Polity, Helsinki, at the workshop “On the End of Freedom, Law, Surveillance and Technology in Times of Global Insecurity”, organized by Jens Kremer(PhD candidate at University of Helsinki & CoE Foundations). The seminar “addressed open legal […]