Gainging insight into a complex policy process can be hard, especially if the subject is highly technical such as the revision of the EU’s export control policy.

It makes sense to experiment with new ways of sharing information about social issues and the political process, so we used an interactive timeline to go into an aspect of this revision.


European companies play a key role in the trade in technologies that can be used to secretly infiltrate computers, extract information and spy on users. Systems designed, marketed and sold for such ise are a major threat both to human rights of people globally, and to our own security at home. Despite growing concern over the proliferation of these systems, the European Union still does not have an effective and coherent export control policy. Yet we must stop the export of highly sophisticated software and digital products which can be used for infiltration and surveillance.