In November 2023, the European Commission proposed expanding the powers of Europol to combat migrant smuggling and human trafficking. The proposal includes the ability to launch operational task forces and use non-coercive investigative measures for any crime that Europol is competent in. The proposal also requires member states to designate specialised police forces or units for dealing with migrant smuggling and to provide information to Europol's databases.
However, according to a compilation of comments (pdf), member states are concerned about the necessity and proportionality of the proposals, as well as the extra workload they would create without sufficient funding and staff. Numerous states have criticised the Commission's refusal to assess the impact of the proposals.
What is this page?
You are reading a summary article on the Privacy Newsfeed, a free resource for DPOs and other professionals with privacy or data protection responsibilities helping them stay informed of industry news all in one place. The information here is a brief snippet relating to a single piece of original content or several articles about a common topic or thread. The main contributor is listed in the top left-hand corner, just beneath the article title.
The Privacy Newsfeed monitors over 300 global publications, of which more than 4,350 summary articles have been posted to the online archive dating back to the beginning of 2020. A weekly roundup is available by email every Friday.