Categorie archief: English – posts in English on this blog

Automated suspicion: The EU’s new travel surveillance initiatives | Statewatch online event 13 July

The EU is using new technologies to screen, profile and risk-assess travellers to the Schengen area, posing risks to civil liberties and fundamental rights. It is something that has to be followed carefully because the next step may be that … Lees verder

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Draft resolution | AML and CFT in the European Parliament

On 8 July the European Parliament (EP) is to discuss the draft for an Action Plan. Giegold and other members of the EP have proposed a draft for a resolution, that is to be found here. The draft-resolution shows a … Lees verder

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Europe discusses money laundering and forgets about human rights

On Wednesday 8 July the European Parliament will discuss the Commission’s Action Plan on how to “fight effectively against money laundering and terrorist financing” and will vote on a resolution on Friday 10 July. It is very worrying that on … Lees verder

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Cross-border exchange of information between governments

Today an opinion by the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union was published, having the cross-border exchange of tax information as a subject. In times that governments are increasingly exchanging information regarding citizens, this opinion … Lees verder

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The Magnitsky propaganda war

Magnitsky is a man that the Americans named an act after, the Magnitsky Act. Is he an anti-fraud hero or was he part of a tax fraud clan? If you watch this documentary on someone making a film on the … Lees verder

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European Commission opinion on asset freezing

On 19 June the European Commission announced it has adopted an opinion on financial sanctions: EU sanctions: Commission adopts opinion to clarify the application of financial sanctions As part of its role to ensure the effective and uniform implementation of … Lees verder

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ARACHNE and risk scoring in the EU | AML, CFT

Data protection and crime fighting in Europe are separate worlds. This is shown by a recent EUObserver article, EU to propose mandatory data-mining tool against fraud. This is an article on software called ‘ARACHNE‘ that is already in use. The … Lees verder

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Consultation by the European Bank Authority on de-risking by financial institutions

Currently it is a common practice of Dutch banks to refuse certain groups of companies or organisations, claiming that these groups have a risk profile that is ‘too high’ for the risk appetite of the bank. The clients are not … Lees verder

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Artificial Intelligence in law | CCBE comments on a white paper by the European Commission

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) responded to a white paper by the European Commission on artificial intelligence (AI) that was consulted. The organisation is concerned that questionnaire of the Commission has not been tailored to … Lees verder

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Unger report for ECON | blacklisting of countries, data analytics against crime (letterboxes) and AMLR | AML, CFT

On request of a committee of the European Parliament, the committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON), professor Unger has written a study ‘Improving Anti-Money Laundering Policy‘. Ms. Unger is professor of Public Sector Economics at Utrecht School of Economics … Lees verder

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