European Commission proposes law enforcement access to EURODAC

The European Commission on Wednesday (30 May) proposed to allow law enforcement authorities access to EURODAC, a biometric database of asylum seekers. The proposal will be presented to the Home Affairs Ministers at the next Justice and Home Affairs Council on 7-8 June 2012. The Commission has yet to release the full details of the […]

Ex-GCHQ head calls for a revise of RIPA to regulate social media intelligence

At the end of April the think-tank Demos issued #intelligence, a report that was co-written by Sir David Omand, who was the director of the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) between 1996 and 1997. The report stresses the value of ‘SOCMINT’, intelligence gathered from social media, as a ‘decisive’ source of information that contributes to […]