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
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?
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
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”
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