The modernised Convention 108+ is the only legally binding agreement on data processing and data protection that extends to the realm of national security and defence. Upon invitation of the Council of Europe, Dr. Thorsten Wetzling and Charlotte Dietrich wrote a… Read More »Report on the need for a guidance note on Article 11 of the Convention 108+
After the German Constitutional Court ruled in May 2020 that key provisions in the existing BND law are unconstitutional, the legal framework of the German foreign intelligence service is currently under review. In an article on about:intel Professor Elspeth Guild,… Read More »Germany’s BND Act & recent CJEU case law
In a contribution for about:intel, a European discussion forum for intelligence and surveillance, GUARDINT team member Kilian Vieth explains the added value and use cases of GUARDINT’s recently published document database. It explains its purpose, its content, the different ways… Read More »“A new digital hub for intelligence law and oversight”
We are delighted to announce the beta release of GUARDINT’s Surveillance Oversight Database. So far, there is no digital hub for documents related to intelligence surveillance and oversight. The publicly accessible database compiles legal documents, oversight reports, court decisions and… Read More »GUARDINT’s Surveillance Oversight Database is online
Policy analysis of new draft law by Germany’s Grand Coalition can’t keep up with what is already practiced in other democracies.
Upon invitation of the Chairman of the Belgian Standing Intelligence Agencies Review Committee, GUARDINT team member Dr. Thorsten Wetzling presented a new study on data-driven intelligence oversight at the Forum of the Belgian Parliament. The event was held under the… Read More »Special Intelligence Methods in the Spotlights
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