In today’s press release the Council of the EU announced that important regulations regarding European IT-systems have been adopted. The Council promises that easier information sharing will considerably improve security in the EU, allow for more efficient checks at external borders, improve detection of multiple identities and help prevent and combat illegal migration. All this while safeguarding fundamental rights.
Privacy organisations are worried that in future the IT-systems will be used for surveillance of whole the European population.
- Press release Interoperability between EU information systems: Council adopts regulations.
- Regulation on interoperability (borders and visa)
- Regulation on interoperability (police and judicial cooperation, asylum and migration)
- IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (background information)