Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe

8 technical questions to the U.S. plan to collect DNA from immigrants

It is yesterday’s news that the U. S. Department of Homeland Security would be about to collect DNA samples from people into federal immigration custody. To understand the actual novelty and  implications of such a move, we suggest, it is necessary to look into the technicalities of the plan, and ask technical questions. Is that…


Processing Citizenship at “DATA POWER: global in/securities” conference

On the 12th of September 2019, PhD candidate Wouter Van Rossem will present in the panel “Big data and humanitarianism vs. corruption and public debt” at the Data Power conference at the University of Bremen in Germany. Data Power is a two-day, international conference organized by the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research,…


EU makes a step towards requiring biometrics on national ID cards

Tag: News from Europe The European adoption of biometrics on national ID cards is making steps ahead, if news about an informal agreement about the Proposal on strengthening the security of ID cards between the EU Council Presidency and European Parliament are to be taken seriously. The Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament…