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Euranova to supply AI to French police drone tracking programme span >
The French interior ministry has contracted Franco-Belgian firm Euranova to develop the artificial intelligence for its drone tracking programme. The solution has also attracted the interest of the French Air Force. [...]
Interionet adds another Israeli stamp to Belgium's I-Police programme span >
The Belgian law enforcement modernisation programme I-Police, led by French firm Sopra Steria, uses video data analytics developed by Israeli firm Interionet. It had already tapped into Israeli tech with tools from cyber specialists Rayzone. [...]
Belgium wants its intelligence services to keep tabs on Chinese investments span >
The draft law aimed at creating a body to "filter" foreign investments, which is in line with the approach taken by more and more European countries, has met with reluctance from Standing Committee R. [...]
Paris, Brussels and London strengthen their intelligence cooperation in the Channel span >
As the number of migrants trying to cross their shared maritime borders increases, the United Kingdom, France and Belgium are increasingly sharing their intelligence on the subject, generating new business opportunities for the surveillance sector. [...]
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Government and intelligence regulator clash over interception law reform span >
With its access to phone record lists cut off first by the CJEU then a Belgian court, Alexander De Croo's government - prompted by its intelligence services - wants to reintroduce this option in national law, much to the concern of intelligence oversight panel Comité R. [...]
French candidate looks set to win NATO assembly presidency despite strong opposition span >
The way is gradually opening up for French senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam to become president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Only a few months ago, however, she was seen with Kremlin ideologist Alexander Dugin. [...]
Major standoff afoot within NATO over hack back views span >
To hack back or not to hack back? NATO's European members are at odds with the US's drive to make the alliance's cyber defence policy more offensive, which raises the question of its abilities to attribute cyberattacks, a highly political matter. [...]
Years after Paris attacks, Jaak Raes still rules over Belgium's domestic intelligence span >
The director of Belgium's Sûreté de l'Etat when jihadists attacked Paris and Brussels in 2015, Jaak Raes has since been working to fix the domestic intelligence service's shortcomings under pressure from the Belgian goverment and international partners. [...]
Belgian intelligence pushes for reform amid increasing restrictions span >
Belgium's external and internal intelligence agency, the VSSE, has reiterated the need for its agents and informers to have more leeway to conduct certain acts that are currently illegal so they can better perform their infiltration missions, whether virtual or physical. [...]
Belgian intelligence grapples with prohibition of bulk collection and storage of data by phone operators span >
Belgium's constitutional court followed the hard line taken by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in a landmark ruling last October, making the intelligence services' work more complicated. [...]
Seris and G4S in difficulty after being hit by US prosecution over NATO and Pentagon contracts in Belgium span >
Seris and G4S's Belgian subsidiaries have been indicted, along with several of their former senior executives, with bid rigging over private security contracts from NATO and the Pentagon. This will complicate their participation in future US tender calls. [...]
France and Belgium head down different paths over CJEU data bulk collection ruling, paving the way for cooperation issues span >
French and Belgian administrative courts differ greatly in their interpretation of the CJEU's data bulk collection and storage ruling of 6 October 2020: the French Council of State allows flexibility for the security apparatus while Belgian's constitutional court has taken a "no quarter" approach. [...]