Booklet “EU surveillance”

EDR (European Digital Rights) has published an interesting paper called “EU Surveillance

EDR: European Digital Rights was founded in June 2002. Currently 28 privacy and civil rights organisations have EDRI membership. Members of European Digital Rights have joined forces to defend civil rights in the information society.

What is this booklet about? It is well defined in the introduction:

The purpose of this booklet is to briefly outline current EU surveillance and security measures in order to give an insight into their scale and cumulative effect.

The material is divided into following subjects:

  • data retention
  • passenger name record
  • europol’s intelligence files
  • financial records
  • surveillance subsidies
  • smart meters
  • biometric data
  • principle of availability
  • body scans
  • nothing to hide, nothing to fear?
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