Document renamed, goals remain the same. America’s guiding hand becomes visible.
The latest version of the ENFOPOL 98 monitoring and surveillance plans was published this week in London. It turned out that although the name of the final document had been changed, the European Commission still wanted to make Internet surveillance an official European policy until the end of May. Despite strong opposition in Germany and Austria and harsh criticism in the European Parliament, the plan is printed through.
The new document was called ENFOPOL 19. Caspar Bowden of the Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) has taken possession of the document and published it on the IFPR website.