Challenging the Drivers of Surveillance: EU Access to Documents Requests


In September 2019, Privacy International filed 10 access to documents requests to EU bodies regarding the transfer of surveillance capabilities to non-EU countries. The requests seek documents providing information on the transfer of personal data, surveillance technology, training, financing, and legislation to non-EU countries. The requests were submitted to:

  • Frontex
  • Europol
  • The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
  • The Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs
  • The European External Action Service
  • The Directorate-General for Budget 
  • The Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
  • The Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development
  • The Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
  • The Data Protection Officer at the European Commission