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

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Didier Bigo

Sciences Po - International Relations

Sergio Carrera

Centre for European Policy Studies

Ben Hayes

Independent

Nicholas Hernanz

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Julien Jeandesboz

Independent

Date Written: December 18, 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bigo, Didier and Carrera, Sergio and Hayes, Ben and Hernanz, Nicholas and Jeandesboz, Julien, Justice and Home Affairs Databases and a Smart Borders System at EU External Borders: An Evaluation of Current and Forthcoming Proposals (December 18, 2012). CEPS Papers in Liberty and Security in Europe No. 52, December 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2198802

Didier Bigo (Contact Author)

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Sergio Carrera

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Ben Hayes

Independent ( email )

Nicholas Hernanz

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

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Brussels, 1000
Belgium

Julien Jeandesboz

Independent

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