FOLLOW is a 5-year research project at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science research (AISSR) of the University of Amsterdam. FOLLOW is supported by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (ERC) and is led by Prof. Marieke de Goede. The project studies daily practices of public and private actors who are countering terrorism financing. We study the dilemmas and ethical and practical challenges of detecting/monitoring, reporting and prosecuting terrorist financing in an increasingly technology- and data-driven context.

FOLLOW analyses

FOLLOW analyses the ways in which private companies increasingly operate in the frontline of security practice. FOLLOW uses the notion of a Chain of Security in order to conceptualise the ways in which security judgements are made across public/private domains and how countering terrorism financing efforts take shape in practice. Redeploying Bruno Latour’s concept of ‘chain of translation’ we follow the path of suspicious transactions from banks to FIUs to the courtroom whereby a transaction is rendered from bank registration to suspicious transaction to court evidence. Read more.


Chaired this panel that showed us the ambiguities of financial surveillance: from derisking and disabling of financal transactions (Sangeeta) to the legal challenges of prosecution (Marie) to how expertise plays into the procescution of terrorism financing @AnwarTasniem @deGoede9

@AnwarTasniem @deGoede9 @C__West Sangeeta Goswani and Marie Djedri discussing Financial Security in the second panel of our @INTERSECT_UACES workshop @aces_for @PRIOUpdates @FOLLOW_ERC

The @INTERSECT_UACES @UACES workshop The Future of #EU #Security is in full swing, with the first panel discussing emerging technologies: AI, predictive analytics and targeting w/ @BrunoOMartins7 @ElkeSchwarz @RCsernatoni and @jessicadorsey @aces_for @FOLLOW_ERC

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