In a dangerous world the European Union needs to defend itself, but should security be paramount and privacy an unaffordable luxury? Are the spymasters out of control and member states still competing beyond democratic oversight or international law? Should Europe in fact be using its democratic rather than technological advantage in the fight against terrorism, more Big Society than Big Brother? And how much can Europe rely on its allies or its ability to gather information on its own? These and other questions are at the heart of this edition of The Network.