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
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.
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?