The Shape of Things to Come – EU Future Group

“Every object the individual uses, every transaction they make and almost everywhere they go will create a detailed digital record. This will generate a wealth of information for public security organisations, and create huge opportunities for more effective and productive public security efforts." (EU Council Presidency paper)

Analysis by Tony Bunyan

1. Introduction
2. What is already planned
3. The "Warm-up" session and documents considered
4. Executive Summary and Final Report
5. Case study: "digital tsunami" & the EU surveillance state
6. Case study: the "convergence principle"
7. Case study: Privacy and data protection
8. Case study: EU-US area of cooperation
9. Conclusion
Annex: Documentation