Lawsuit Against Anti-Terror-Watchlist

On September 16, 2003, George W. Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6 (HSPD-6), which was intended to collect information on individuals who „are or have been engaged in acts constituting, in preparation for, in support of, or associated with terrorism.“ Based on this directive, a database was created that is still used by security agencies worldwide today: The Terrorist Screening Data Base (TSDB). Attorney Ana Toledo has filed a lawsuit on behalf of TargetdJustice, one of the largest Targeted Individuals groups in the world, challenging the use of this database. There is clear evidence that Targeted Individuals worldwide are listed in this very database, even though the criteria specified in the Presidential Directive do not apply to them. In an interview with Harald Brems, Ana Toledo explains the background to the lawsuit.