European Parliament discusses FRA surveillance report findings

External event
The Agency will present its second surveillance report to the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee on 21 November in Brussels.

The report, Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU - Volume II: field perspectives and legal update, addresses the European Parliament’s request for in-depth research on the impact of surveillance on fundamental rights. The request follows the European Parliament’s 2014 Resolution on the US NSA surveillance programme, surveillance bodies in Member States and their impact on EU citizens’ fundamental rights. The presention will be streamed live from 16:00. This report updates FRA’s 2015 legal analysis on the topic, and supplements that analysis with field-based insights gained from extensive interviews with diverse experts in intelligence and related fields, including oversight, and explores possible solutions for strengthening safeguards.