The Future of the European Security Architecture: A Debate Series

This debate series is dedicated to Ligue des Droits Humains – a case in which the CJEU decided on the fate of the Directive on the use of passenger name record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime (in short: PNR Directive). The PNR Directive is one of the first major EU-wide examples of predictive policing – thus not just interesting in itself. Today, the EU security architecture relies on the extensive use of personal data, collected in large-scale, supranational databases, which are rendered interoperable and searchable through modern and potentially self-learning technologies. The CJEU’s ruling interrogates the emergence and gradual consolidation of this new security architecture in Europe.