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Reinhard Kreissl presented a statement on the “Effectiveness of Surveillance in Fighting Crime and Terrorism in Europe” at a hearing of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament on “Electronic Mass Surveillance of EU-Citizens”.
Video: Reinhard Kreissl, IRKS @LIBE Hearing on 24 September 2013.
Press comment on the statement of Reinhard Kreissl “Effectiveness of Surveillance in Fighting Crime and Terrorism in Europe” at the hearing of the LIBE committee on 24 September 2013:
In German: “Überwachungsindustrie hält Politik in Geiselhaft“, FM4-ORF.at; Comment by Erich Möchel on 24 September 2013.
Comment on the statement of Reinhard Kreissl “Effectiveness of Surveillance in Fighting Crime and Terrorism in Europe” at the hearing of the LIBE committee on 24 September 2013:
In German: EU-Anhörung zu NSA & CO: “Überwachungsindustrie hält Politik in Geiselhaft” by Markus Beckedahl on 25 September 2013.
Reinhard Kreissl published an article on “Datatraces” in the “New Scientist Germany” on 22 February 2013 (in German).
“Wie Überwachung ‘intelligent’ werden soll – Software für Videokameras”. Article on smart surveillance by Christoph Behrens; Süddeutsche Zeitung; 9 March 2013 (in German)
The IRISS project hosted two specialist panels at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) 6th International Conference held in Brussels from the 23-25th January 2013.
The first panel, hosted by Antonella Galetta (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Gary T. Marx (MIT), was focused on Surveillance and Criminal Law and included the following panel speakers:
Rachel Robinson, Liberty (UK), Ulrich Seldeslachts, LSEC (BE), John Vervaele, University of Utrecht (NL) and Didier Wallaert, DLA Piper (BE)
The second panel, hosted by IRISS co-ordinator Reinhard Kreissl (IRKS) and Chiara Fonio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), focused on Surveillance, Democracy and the State. Panel speakers included:
Roger Clarke, Xamax Consultancy Ltd (AUS), Ben Hayes, Statewatch (UK) and Rowena Rodrigues, Trilateral Research and Consulting (UK)
For more information about CPDP, please visit http://www.cpdpconferences.org/
EC-funded project calls for greater transparency and accountability re use of surveillance systems
IRISS press release – 17 Jan 2013