Transatlantic Cooperation on Travelers' Data Processing: From Sorting Countries to Sorting Individuals
This report, the second in a joint project of MPI and the European University Institute examining US and European immigration systems, details the post-9/11 programs and agreements implemented by US and European governments to identify terrorists and serious transnational criminals through the collection and processing of increasing quantities of traveler data.
The report analyzes how governments, which once focused their screening primarily on a traveler's nationality ("sorting countries"), increasingly are examining personal characteristics ("sorting individuals").
De Hert, P. and Bellanova, R. (2011). Transatlantic Cooperation on Travelers' Data Processing: From Sorting Countries to Sorting Individuals. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute.