New documents reveal Europol’s plans to increase surveillance
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 19:14

The Europol work programme until the end of the year 2016 reveals that the agency’s goals are to gradually expand its surveillance capacities, to facilitate cross-border access to data, and increase the use of biometrics.

New documents reveal Europol’s plans to increase surveillance
Wed 24 Aug 2016, 17:20

The Europol work programme until the end of the year 2016 reveals that the agency’s goals are to gradually expand its surveillance capacities, to facilitate cross-border access to data, and increase the use of biometrics.

In August 2016, the German news site Netzpolitik.org leaked a document which provides an overview of Europol’s planned activities.

Facial recognition system used by the National Police of the Netherlands
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 15:58

The nationwide system, which includes workstations for facial search, comparison and analysis was recently launched at the National Forensic Service Centre. Dutch police officers can now submit a facial image for search against their databases and save precious time.This facial recognition system is an extension of the biometric services that have been successfully delivered over many years by Safran Identity & Security in the Netherlands. The original system provides search, analysis and matching services for fingerprints and palm prints.