School of Law

Dr Niovi Vavoula discusses France putting 78,000 security threats on vast police database

9 April 2018

France has flagged more than 78,000 people as security threats in a database intended to let European police share information on the continent's most dangerous residents — more than all other European countries put together — according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Niovi Vavoula, a legal scholar at Queen Mary University of London who studies the use of the database said: "People are not informed about the existence of this alert, which makes sense. But at the same there needs to be a proportionality assessment," She added: "If certain member states are introducing alerts en masse to the system, this needs to be flagged as a problem." Read the full article.

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