The Intelligence Community

Date: 

Thu, 01/03/2018 (All day)


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This project is centred around understanding and engaging with the practice and oversight of surveillance and monitoring activities conducted by State intelligence agencies, with a particular focus on bulk monitoring techniques.  

The project consists of 4 workshops, each engaging key stakeholders and focused on issues identified as key considerations with respect to intelligence practice and oversight: 

Workshop A: The Intelligence Community

  • The goal of this workshop is to bring together representatives of different intelligence agencies in order to discuss their distinct approach to key oversight issues.
  • Identified discussion points include:
    • How is ‘necessity’ evaluated?
    • How is ‘proportionality’ evaluated?
    • How is data collection regulated?
    • How is access to collected data regulated?
    • If/how is data shared between intelligence and law enforcement agencies?
  • This meeting will be held under Chatham House Rules.
  • It is intended to invite representatives of the UK, Israel, US, Germany, France and Sweden, as well as members of the IPC.

Workshop B: Civil Society Workshop C: Judicial Review 

Workshop D: Human Rights-Based Approaches to Intelligence Oversight

For more details please contact Dr Daragh Murray: d.murray@essex.ac.uk

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