Communications surveillance
 Travel surveillance
 Identity documents
 Terrorist watch lists
 Migration and border controls
 Security cooperation
 Financial surveillance



Key Players

About the Project


Security Cooperation

One of the major ways in which security agencies in the United States and other nations are expanding their powers without democratic oversight is through the reaching of little-known, often secretive international cooperative law enforcement agreements. While international law enforcement cooperation is obviously necessary as the Internet and other forces spur transborder crime, it is also important that expanded police powers achieved through closed-door agreements between the security agencies of different nations not intrude on privacy or other civil liberties. On this page we track the most prominent examples of this trend.

The Council of Europe Cybercrime Treaty
The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and works to uphold civil liberties guaranteed by the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. The ACLU works in state and federal courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

The Council of Europe Cybercrime Treaty Page

Multilateral Legal Assistance
A growing number of multilateral law enforcement agreements are being reached, including multilateral "mutual legal assistance treaties," extradition pacts, and other US-EU agreeements.

Statewatch report: The exceptional and draconian become the norm: the emerging counter-terrorism regime