In recent years, security authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have increasingly sought access to the commercial data held by banks, social media and airlines. This involves new forms of data-exchange, not just between the EU and the US, but also between the private and public sphere. What does it mean if private actors (such as banks) take on a security role? What are their responsibilities and challenges? Are we turning banks into cops? A Spui25 event with HSC’s Lia van Broekhoven along with Rocco Bellanova, Michelle Frasher, Nathanael Ali and Liat Shetret was held to discuss these and related issues. See here for more details.