Monday, April 04, 2011

Draft Report on the EU Counter-Terrorism Policy: Main Achievements and Future Challenges

"...counter-terrorism policies should meet the standards set with regard to civil liberties, the rule of law and democratic scrutiny and accountability, and that assessing whether these standards are met must be an integral part of an evaluation..."

"mass surveillance has become a key feature of counter-terrorism policies, and whereas the large-scale collection of personal data, detection and identification technologies, tracking and tracing, data mining and profiling, risk assessment and behavioural analysis are all used for the purpose of preventing terrorism; whereas public authorities are making more and more use of data collected for commercial or private purposes... "


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