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?
Workshops, panels, etc.
Intelligence Oversight 4.0? Options for Innovation Intelligence agencies are constantly on the move to deploy cutting-edge technology in their daily operations. Oversight bodies far less so. Against the backdrop of modern surveillance technology converging across different branches of government, the… Read More »CPDP Panel: Intelligence Oversight 4.0?
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”
To better grasp the French understanding and practice of intelligence oversight, part of the GUARDINT project team tested some preliminary ideas and concepts for the construction of the Intelligence Oversight Index with members of La Quadrature du Net (LQDN) in… Read More »Workshop with French civil society members
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
GUARDINT team member Dr. Thorsten Wetzling presented recent research on oversight innovations as well as the new online discussion platform aboutintel.eu at the International Intelligence Oversight Forum (IIOF) in front of 150 selected experts from intelligence agencies, oversight bodies, government,… Read More »International Intelligence Oversight Forum (IIOF) 2019
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
The GUARDINT research team responsible for the creation of an Intelligence Oversight Index, organized a workshop in Berlin to discuss initial thoughts on the conceptualization of democratic intelligence oversight and its operationalization through indicators with selected methodologists and other experts,… Read More »How to measure intelligence oversight
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