Lutte contre la criminalité et le terrorisme : un meilleur accès aux preuves électroniques, mais à quelles conditions ?

La proposition de la Commission européenne sur la preuve électronique a pour effet de priver les autorités publiques des Etats membres de leurs prérogatives régaliennes et de doter les fournisseurs de services de compétences quasi-judiciaires Dans une tribune parue dans le journal Le Monde le 27 novembre dernier un collectif de procureurs européens a appelé… Continue reading Lutte contre la criminalité et le terrorisme : un meilleur accès aux preuves électroniques, mais à quelles conditions ?

UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON EU LAW ANALYSIS Professor Steve Peers The Prime Minister’s big speech in Florence has received the most attention in recent weeks, but it’s also worth looking at the UK government’s recent papers on its planned EU/UK close partnership after Brexit.  I’ll look here at the papers on two aspects of security –… Continue reading UK/EU Security Cooperation After Brexit: the UK Government’s Future Partnership Papers

Counter-terrorism and the inflation of EU databases

Original published on Statewatch (*) on May 2017 By Heiner Busch (@Busch_Heiner) and Matthias Monroy (@matthimon)  (Translation from DE by Viktoria Langer) The topic of counter-terrorism in Europe remains closely linked to the development and expansion of police (and secret service) databases. This was the case in the 1970s, after 11 September 2001 and has also been… Continue reading Counter-terrorism and the inflation of EU databases

Worth Reading: Justice against sponsors of terrorism (JASTA and its international impact)

European Parliament Research Service (EPRS)  Briefing published on October 2016 SUMMARY On 27 September 2016, the United States Congress overrode the presidential veto to pass the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), the culmination of lengthy efforts to facilitate lawsuits by victims of terrorism against foreign states and officials supporting terrorism. Until JASTA, under the… Continue reading Worth Reading: Justice against sponsors of terrorism (JASTA and its international impact)

Systèmes d’information européens sécurité-immigration : lorsqu’ “interopérabilité” ne rime effectivement pas avec “interconnexion”

ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ON “EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy” BLOG by Pierre BERTHELET “Il convient d’exploiter toutes les possibilités offertes par d’éventuelles synergies entre les systèmes d’information nationaux et européens, sur la base de l’interopérabilité”. Ces propos ne datent pas des conclusions du dernier Conseil JAI sur ce thème, celles du 9 juin 2017,… Continue reading Systèmes d’information européens sécurité-immigration : lorsqu’ “interopérabilité” ne rime effectivement pas avec “interconnexion”

Legislative Tracker : an interinstitutional agreement on the new EU “Entry-Exit” system is approaching …

by Beatrice FRAGASSO (Free-Group trainee) On 6 April 2016 the European Commission put forward the Smart Borders Package, a set of measures intended to provide a more effective and modern external border management. One of the proposals consists in the introduction of the Entry/Exit System (EES), a centralized information system based on biometrics that would be… Continue reading Legislative Tracker : an interinstitutional agreement on the new EU “Entry-Exit” system is approaching …

Worth reading : the final report by the EU High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability (HLEG),

NB: The full version (PDF)  of the Report is accessible HERE On May 8th the (EU) High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability (HLEG) which was set up in June 2016 following the Commission Communication on “Stronger and Smarter Information Systems for Borders and Security ” has published its long awaited 56 long pages Report… Continue reading Worth reading : the final report by the EU High Level Expert Group on Information Systems and Interoperability (HLEG),

Legislative Tracker : the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

by Beatrice FRAGASSO (Free-Group Trainee) The European Commission, on 16 November 2016, has put forward a proposal (COM(2016) 731, 16.11.2016, 2016/0357(COD)) establishing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and amending Regulation (EU) (EU) 2016/399 (the ‘Schengen Borders Code’), (EU) 2016/794 and (EU) 2016/1624. This proposal is being negotiated as part of the Smart… Continue reading Legislative Tracker : the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS)

Legal Frameworks for Hacking by Law Enforcement: Identification, Evaluation and Comparison of Practices

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF A STUDY FOR THE EP LIBE COMMITEE. FULL TEXT ACCESSIBLE  HERE   by Mirja  GUTHEIL, Quentin  LIGER, Aurélie  HEETMAN, James  EAGER, Max  CRAWFORD  (Optimity  Advisors) Hacking by law enforcement is a relatively new phenomenon within the framework of the longstanding public policy problem of balancing security and privacy. On the one hand,… Continue reading Legal Frameworks for Hacking by Law Enforcement: Identification, Evaluation and Comparison of Practices

Parliamentary Tracker : the EP incoming resolution on the EU-USA (so called) “Privacy Shield”…

  NOTA BENE : Below the text that will be submitted to vote at the next EP plenary. As in previous occasions the text is well drafted, legally precise and it confirms the high level of  competence that the European Parliament (and its committee LIBE) has developed along the last 17 years from the first… Continue reading Parliamentary Tracker : the EP incoming resolution on the EU-USA (so called) “Privacy Shield”…