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Europe's New Technological Gatekeeper. Debating the Deployment of Technology in Migration Policy.

Keywords: Technology , Privacy , Surveillance , Politics , Inidividual Freedom , Constitution , Internet , human rights , immigration law , migration law , asylum law

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In the political debate on migration, the leading role is usually granted to the objectives, namely: the limits that should be applied to the influx of migrants and asylum seekers to the EU. However, to achieve these political objectives, technology is increasingly being deployed. The result is that the borders of Europe are slowly but surely changing into a€ technological bordersa€ , creating a border system where migrants are registered as a€ passwordsa€ . Dijstelbloem discusses the problematic concept of technological borders and reflects on possibilities to open up these new technological gatekeepers of Europe for more transnational public debate.

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