Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Biometric Data

  • Screening of travellers: U.S. wants to query fingerprint databases in Europe

    Screening of travellers: U.S. wants to query fingerprint databases in Europe

    To participate in the Visa Waiver Programme, Israel allows U.S. authorities access to its biometric data. The government in Washington wants to make this mandatory for another 40 countries. The US government has sent a letter to EU member states…

  • Ten-year project: Interpol renews its information systems

    Ten-year project: Interpol renews its information systems

    The international police organisation wants to turn a “data tsunami” into “actionable intelligence”. The 12-year-old wording shows how outdated Interpol’s databases are. The modernization is led by the former German BKA vice-president. The German Ministry of the Interior is financing…

  • EU Entry/Exit System: Border police purchases new biometric control technologies

    EU Entry/Exit System: Border police purchases new biometric control technologies

    An EU regulation forces travellers from third countries to leave their fingerprints and facial image when crossing the border. All Member States must therefore invest in new infrastructure at land, sea and air borders. Because checks therefore take longer, authorities…