|Author (Person)||Jones, Chris|
|Series Title||Statewatch Analysis|
|Series Details||Volume 21, Number 4|
|Publication Date||June 2019|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
The introduction of 5G telecommunications networks could render traditional "lawful interception" techniques used by the police obsolete, according to internal EU documents. Discussions on how to deal with the issue are ongoing – but are being kept behind closed doors. There is a need for a public discussion on this issue, as well as the closely-related topic of the surveillance potential of new technologies facilitated by 5G that threaten to introduce – in the words of a police think tank, no less – "major invasions of privacy and a fundamental, and at this stage unregulated, shift in the relationship between the police and the public."
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Subject Tags||Digital Technology, Fundamental | Human Rights, International Law, Telecommunications|