Publication date:
09 May 2018

Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the European Union – Volume II – Summary

With terrorism, cyber-attacks and sophisticated cross-border criminal networks posing growing threats, the work of intelligence services has become more urgent, complex and international. Such work can strongly interfere with fundamental rights, especially privacy and data protection. While continuous technological advances potentially exacerbate the threat of such interference, effective oversight and remedies can curb the potential for abuse.

Report / Paper / Summary
Publication date:
10 March 2014

Fundamental rights in the future of the European Union’s Justice and Home Affairs

In this paper, FRA looks at the overall institutional framework of the EU fundamental rights policy. Some of the proposals it contains include introducing an EU ‘fundamental rights policy cycle’ and a ‘European fundamental rights information system’. It also discusses the most pertinent fundamental rights elements in other policy areas of freedom, security and justice.