Upon invitation of the High Commission of Canada in London, GUARDINT team member Dr. Emma Mc Cluskey was invited to speak to delegates from Canada’s Security and Intelligence Policy Programme (SIPP) about transformations and challenges in the UK’s oversight model.… Read More »UK oversight as a model to follow?
How can the oversight of intelligence services be improved, especially with regard to state surveillance that is becoming more and more technically complex and data-driven? Dr. Thorsten Wetzling explored this question in his presentation on “Intelligence Oversight Innovation” (based on… Read More »Workshop on “Security Practices – Security Technologies”
Recommendations for a System Update Download the policy paper as PDF Intelligence services around the world are driving the evolution of surveillance technology – a rapid, bold, and multi-faceted development. Many countries will run the risk of conducting irrelevant intelligence… Read More »Data-driven Intelligence Oversight
During this internal workshop at Sciences Po Paris, GUARDINT team members discussed various trends in democratic theories and how they can inform the concept of oversight in the context of state surveillance. Two weeks ahead of the workshop, each team… Read More »Conceptualizing Oversight in the Context of State Surveillance
CONFERENCE 18.09. to 19.09.2019 This international research workshop discusses the different publications of the program UTIC (2014-2019) on the communications surveillance practices of police and intelligence services, in particular in France but also on the European and transatlantic level. Thorsten… Read More »State Surveillance and Democracy in the Digital Era: A Transnational Perspective
Workshop of the project team: 13.05.2019, Berlin, Germany This internal kick-off meeting launched the three-year collaborative project between the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, the WZB, Sciences Po Paris, King’s College London and Lyon 3 University. The project, funded by DFG, ANR and ESRC under the fifth… Read More »Kick-off conference at WZB
Rethinking National Security, Secrecy and Intelligence Governance The revelations by Edward Snowden in 2013 and subsequent inquiries have highlighted how Western intelligence agencies use the potential of digital surveillance. Agencies like the US-American NSA, the British GCHQ or the German… Read More »Panel discussion on Digital Surveillance and Democracy