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



Key Players

About the Project


About the Project

The Policy Laundering Project is a coalition consisting of the following organizations:

The American Civil Liberties Union
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.

Privacy International
Privacy International is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. PI is based in London, England, and has an office in Washington, D.C. PI has conducted campaigns and research throughout the world on issues ranging from wiretapping and national security, to ID cards, video surveillance, data matching, police information systems, medical privacy, and freedom of information and expression.

As one of the leading civil liberties NGOs in Europe, Statewatch runs the main online news service on civil liberties and provides the primary resource on EU decision-making in justice and home affairs � tracking every measure through the legislative process. Among it key issues have been data retention (since 1996), biometrics, G8, the surveillance of movement, access to documents and anti-terrorist measures.

See also Introduction: The Problem of Policy Laundering