27 September 2013
More private security firms involved in immigration detention
There is a growing number of European Union member states that use private security firms to guard migrant detention centres. The largest market is found in the United Kingdom, but other countries, such as Greece, are increasingly contracting private security firms as well.
The outsourcing of such services leads to a blurring of the division of tasks between private security firms and the national police and may therefore raise questions about accountability if things go wrong.
Source: EU Observer | Private security firms cash in on guarding EU borders