New SAR guide scrutinising European police surveillance of activists

18/09/2023 | Statewatch

A new guide created by Statewatch, European Digital Rights, IT-Pol and Access Now has been published to help activists and campaigners obtain data held on them by Europol, the EU's policing agency. The guide aims to increase public and political scrutiny of European police forces gathering data on individuals' political activities. The guide outlines the legal framework, process, and requirements for people to make a request to Europol to seek access to any personal information held about them. The guide also hopes to increase understanding of the extent to which the agency is gathering data on political activists, as currently, the number of people affected is unknown.

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