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EU Cool on Use of Greek Police Surveillance System for Antiterrorism Efforts

PAA Greek proposal to use its state-of-the-art police surveillance system to help fight the threat of terrorism has been rebuffed by EU officials, who say that it violates the Union’s directives. During a recent visit to Brussels, senior members of the public order ministry and the Greek police were told by the European Data Protection Supervisor, Peter Hustinx, that the proposed measures are “unnecessary”. The C41 surveillance system, established to help protect the 2004 Athens Olympics, consists of 342 cameras placed around the streets of Athens. It is currently being used to monitor traffic and circulation. In the aftermath of the 7 July bombings in London and ongoing threats by terrorists to attack European capitals, police want to use the system for security reasons as well. Full Story

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