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3. Teaching Neighbours How to Spy: training law enforcement agents from the Balkans and Northern Africa in controversial surveillance techniques - courtesy of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)...

in 1821, Fyodor Dostoevsky

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PI campaigns against companies and governments who exploit our data and technologies - they threaten our freedom and the very things that make us human

We wrote to EU Commissioners @JosepBorrellF @VeraJourova @JuttaUrpilainen @OliverVarhelyi

What we ask:
🔘End diversion of aid funds;
🔘Enact strict due diligence and risk assessment procedures;
🔘Transparency, parliamentary scrutiny and public...

We are a coalition of organisations from Europe and Africa privacyinternational.org/sites

@AFEXafrica
@AfricaNetRights
@APC_News
@Arcinazionale
@enablingNGOlaw
@Xpressionhub
@cipesaug...

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Today’s revelations confirm our worst fears about the diversion and securitisation of EU aid.
Instead of helping people who face daily threats from unaccountable surveillance agencies, this “aid” risks doing the very...

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Borders take different shapes: sometimes, they are are in different countries entirely. This is how EU money is funding surveillance in a bid to outsource border controls....

We are calling on the EU Commission to stop the diversion of aid funds!
@AFEXafrica @AfricaNetRights @APC_News @Arcinazionale @enablingNGOlaw @Xpressionhub @cipesaug @HermesCenter @Homo_Digitalis_ @rights360 @TheMFWA @StatewatchEU @TNInstitute...

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Here’s how a well-connected security company is quietly building mass biometric databases in West Africa with EU aid funds: meet Civipol.

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[NEW!] Today, we reveal how EU funds are used to support surveillance in non-EU countries.

PI and a coalition of civil society organisations demand urgent reforms to EU development aid and cooperation programmes!

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We are releasing hundreds of documents obtained after a year of negotiating with EU bodies under access to documents laws. These disclosures reveal for the first time the extensive use of EU funds to train and equip security forces with surveillance tech....

[LIVE!] Join PI and Tendayi Achiume, @UN SR on Discrimination for a discussion on discrimination at the border.

We will present a new UN report - and launch the @migration_tech, with @LHreports , @Homo_Digitalis_, @kenyajade and @_PMolnar.

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Join us next week to discuss data exploitation and micro-targeting in African elections.

🗓 25 November

⏰ 12:30 GMT/13:40 WAT

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Learn more on micro-targeting here: privacyinternational.org/learn...

in 1969, Neil Gaiman

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PI campaigns against companies and governments who exploit our data and technologies - they threaten our freedom and the very things that make us human

We are having record numbers of registered people to this event... so we have decided to set up a livestream on our Youtube channel!

We will give you the link later - but you can bookmark it in the meantime!
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We look forward to discuss this important report, as well as an upcoming UN report on race, border and technologies (and more!), tomorrow at 5pm UK.

You can register here:
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in 1913, Albert Camus

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PI campaigns against companies and governments who exploit our data and technologies - they threaten our freedom and the very things that make us human

Did you know there is another happening in the world?? The people of go to the polls on Sunday!

We've heard a LOT about election observation this week, read about our collaboration with @CarterCenter in Myanmar:...

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