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
Workshops, panels, etc.
At the invitation of Dr. Konstantin von Notz, deputy chairman of the parliamentary group Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, GUARDINT team member Dr. Thorsten Wetzling provided an impulse for an expert discussion on Germany’s pending intelligence reform. It focused on key legislative… Read More »Once again, the reform of Germany’s foreign surveillance legislation
The German GUARDINT team hosted a remote workshop on the role of strategic litigation for intelligence oversight on 11 June 2020. Together with Jane Duncan from the University of Johannesburg, Megan Goulding from Liberty, Bijan Moini from the Gesellschaft für… Read More »Focus group session on indicators for strategic litigation
The GUARDINT project team met for a remote workshop to discuss preliminary research results and coordinate future planning in light of the Corona virus pandemic. The different GUARDINT researchers presented updates on their respective work packages and deliverables. This included… Read More »Remote internal Workshop on oversight and democratic rights
Which aspects can illustrate the role of media and civil society actors as intelligence overseers? How can these aspects be translated into concrete components and indicators of an Intelligence Oversight Index? The German GUARDINT team that is responsible for the… Read More »Workshop with German civil society members
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?
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