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Anti-Terror Policies

2017

04

Oct

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French parliament approves controversial anti-terrorism law

France’s lower house of parliament has approved a controversial new counter-terrorism bill after Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told parliament “We’re still in a state of war,” as country is facing “very serious threat” level. The bill was approved on its first reading in the lower house of parliament by 415 votes to 127, with 19 […]

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Country: France
Source: Outlook India

27

Sep

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Man Found Guilty Under UK Terrorism Laws After Refusing To Reveal Passwords

A man who refused to provide passwords to his electronic devices when stopped by British police was found guilty under terrorism laws at a court in London on Monday, in a case that campaigners say threatens personal privacy. Muhammad Rabbani, 36, the international director of campaign group CAGE was found guilty of willfully obstructing or […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: NDTV

27

Sep

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US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the kinds of information that it collects on immigrants to include social media information and search results. The new policy, which covers immigrants who have obtained a green card and even naturalized citizens, will take effect on October 18th. First spotted by Buzzfeed News, the announcement from […]

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Country: United States
Source: GIZMODO

07

Sep

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‘National Action neo-nazis’ arrested by anti-terror police are members of British Army

Four active duty members of the British Army have been arrested, under the country’s anti-terror laws, on alleged involvement in a banned neo-nazi group. Along with a fifth person, a civilian, they are suspected of being members of National Action, the first far-right group to be banned in the U.K. for promoting violence and terrorist […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TIME

13

Jul

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Dutch pass ‘tapping’ law, intelligence agencies may gather data en masse

The Dutch Senate passed a law early on Wednesday giving intelligence agencies broad new surveillance and other powers, including the ability to gather data from large groups of people at once. The Senate’s approval was the last hurdle for the “tapping law,” which was moulded into its current form after years of debate and criticism […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Reuters

12

Jul

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Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment

Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment Following the alarming evidence that EU-made electronic surveillance equipment is still being exported to authoritarian countries around the world, we strongly urge all EU member states and institutions to respect their human rights obligations and call on them to prioritise […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Bahrain Watch

27

Jun

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Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a “victory for our national security”. America’s highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect. The justices said they would consider in October whether the president’s […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC News

25

Jun

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The CIA paid psychologists $81 million to devise brutal tactics for use on terror suspects, and they’re suing

After a doctor X-rayed one prisoner’s badly broken feet, his colleague gave interrogators the go-ahead to force him to stand for 52 hours. They were employed in an $81-million dollar CIA interrogation program which ran for at least seven years under the Bush administration beginning in 2002. Public documents suggest it was led by two […]

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Country: United States
Source: Businessinsider

23

Jun

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France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

French President Emmanuel Macron’s new government presented a security bill Thursday to beef up police powers amid extremist threats to Europe. Macron insists the bill discussed at a Cabinet meeting won’t infringe on freedoms, but rights groups fear France is heading for a permanent state of emergency. His government is seeking to extend France’s existing […]

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Country: France
Source: Seattle Times

15

Jun

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Germany plans to fingerprint children and spy on personal messages

Germany is planning a new law giving authorities the right to look at private messages and fingerprint children as young as 6, the interior minister said on Wednesday after the last government gathering before a national election in September. Ministers from central government and federal states said encrypted messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Signal, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Fortune