Of course it could. It could take every bit of ‘intelligence’ ever gathered from every police officer, intelligence agent and surveillance system in Europe and put it all together in one gigantic interconnected computer network. It could call it “interoperability”, or the “principle of availability”, and argue that things like “privacy”, “data protection” and the “presumption of innocence” are outdated concepts.

In the meantime, SDA organised a “roundtable” to ask the likes of Europol, Interpol, Hewlett Packard and the Research Institute for European and American Studies what they thought. You can read SDA’s report here.