Intelligence Sharing Practices in the Counter Terrorism Framework of the European Union and their Implications for Individual Privacy Rights

Blaschke, Y. (2017) Intelligence Sharing Practices in the Counter Terrorism Framework of the European Union and their Implications for Individual Privacy Rights.

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Abstract:The challenge of international terrorism has progressively increased the willingness of Member States of the European Union to engage in the exchange of intelligence to prevent and investigate terrorist attacks. Yet, the exchange of personal data needs to be carefully balanced with the Union’s constitutional values and fundamental rights. To answer the research question ‘To what extent does the existing EU regulatory framework on the sharing of intelligence information for countering terrorism respect the rights of individuals?’, this study therefore provides an analysis of the extent to which the European Union’s standard of protection concerning the fundamental rights of privacy and data protection are safeguarded in the regulatory frameworks and intelligence exchange actions of the most relevant Union counter terrorism actors and agreements. It does so by evaluating relevant legislation in the light of available documents concerning the conduct of the actors’ respective counter terrorism information exchanges. The study comes to the conclusion that the level of protection in counter-terrorist intelligence exchanges of the Union is not universal and is dependent on the level of integration of the environment in which counter-terrorist actors operate.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:86 law, 89 political science
Programme:European Public Administration BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73207
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