Justice and Home Affairs Databases and a Smart Borders System at EU External Borders: An Evaluation of Current and Forthcoming Proposals
CEPS Papers in Liberty and Security in Europe No. 52, December 2012
97 Pages Posted: 31 May 2013
Date Written: December 18, 2012
This study examines current and forthcoming measures related to the exchange of data and information in EU Justice and Home Affairs policies, with a focus on the ‘smart borders’ initiative. It argues that there is no reversibility in the growing reliance on such schemes and asks whether current and forthcoming proposals are necessary and original. It outlines the main challenges raised by the proposals, including issues related to the right to data protection, but also to privacy and non-discrimination.
Keywords: Justice and Home Affairs, databases, Smart Borders System, EU External Borders, data protection
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