Interception Capabilities 2000

Report to the Director General for Research of the European Parliament
(Scientific and Technical Options Assessment programme office)
on the development of surveillance technology and risk of abuse of economic information.

This study considers the state of the art in Communications intelligence (Comint) of
automated processing for intelligence purposes of intercepted broadband multi-language leased or
common carrier systems, and its applicability to Comint targeting and selection, including speech recognition .

Technical annexe 

Report by: Duncan Campbell

Edinburgh, Scotland: April, 1999

Publisher: European Parliament
Directorate General for Research
Directorate A
The STOA Programma

Editor: Dick Holdsworth
Head of STOA Unit

PE Number: PE 168.184/Part4/4

Illustration : 30 metre antennae at the Composite Signals Organisation Station, Morwenstow, England,
intercepting communications from Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean regional satellites. (D Campbell)