Held online on the 26th and 27th January 2022, the conference ‘Intelligence, surveillance, and oversight: tracing connections and contestations’ aimed to situate the research done in GUARDINT within a broader conversation with intelligence studies, security studies, and International Relations. Participants… Read More »Our GUARDINT Conference report is out!
Workshops, panels, etc.
How can civic agency contest digital surveillance? This question was raised during the Session “Civic Agency and Digital Surveillance” at this year’s Data Justice Conference 2021. In their presentation “How to measure and compare civic participation in digital surveillance oversight”… Read More »Data Justice Conference 2021
Preventive and systematic surveillance of electronic communications of individuals and companies has grown continuously during the last years through new legal measures and obligations. This can be seen, for example, in the planned regulations of different German laws, as the… Read More »Between protection and surveillance: Current developments in German surveillance politics
On the 24 March 2021 Dr. Thorsten Wetzling and Charlotte Dietrich gave a presentation to the Council of Europe regarding the scope and content of Article 11 of Convention 108+. The Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to… Read More »Council of Europe Meeting on the Convention 108
All major democracies allow their intelligence services to intercept communications data in enormous quantities – most parliaments have even expanded those powers in recent years. As the stakes for fundamental rights and democracy are high, it is important to ensure… Read More »Democratic Intelligence: A new online repository of safeguards and innovations
On 12 March Dr. Thorsten Wetzling held a guest lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on “Government Access to Private Data: Who gets what when and how?”. The event was sponsored by the Jean Monnet Projects, Center for European Studies,… Read More »Online lecture on government access to private data
On Monday 22 February, GUARDINT team member Dr Thorsten Wetzling attended the German Bundestag’s expert hearing on the draft reform of the law governing the German Foreign Intelligence Service (BND Act). In the author’s opinion, the draft law addresses central… Read More »Parliamentary hearing on draft reform of the BND Act
On 3 March 2021, Professor Claudia Aradau will present a current research paper at the Global Insecurities Centre Lecture: Making digital surveillance unacceptable? Security, democracy and the political sociology of disputes of at the University of Bristol. The talk draws… Read More »Global Insecurities Centre Lecture
Transnational data flows and their potential for surveillance pose significant challenges for the domestic public policy and sovereignty of European governments. In the last decade, the cross-border movement of digital services and data has been disruptive to a range of… Read More »Governing European values inside data flows
As cases of coronavirus surged around the world, policymakers were forced to reconsider the balance between safeguarding public health, restarting the economy and preserving civil liberties. While many governments have crafted emergency laws that aim to respect and uphold human… Read More »Back to Big Brother? Public talk with James Ball and Claudia Aradau