Security Architectures in the EU

Schlagwort: Databases

  • „Partial unavailability“: Largest EU police database repeatedly down

    „Partial unavailability“: Largest EU police database repeatedly down

    Since the Schengen Information System has been run by an EU agency, it has failed completely on at least 34 occasions. The latest incidents are only now being made public. The Schengen Information System (SIS II), launched in 1995, is the largest European information system. As a police database, it forms the digital backbone of […]

  • Meeting in Washington: EU plans biometric super database

    Meeting in Washington: EU plans biometric super database

    The European Entry/Exit System will go live next spring. It is expected to surpass the world’s largest police biometric database in the US. With the Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems (eu-LISA) and Frontex, two EU agencies are responsible for controls at European external borders. In the area of research and development, […]

  • Plans for more data exchange: EU agreement with Interpol delayed

    Plans for more data exchange: EU agreement with Interpol delayed

    So far, only EU states and Europol are allowed to access databases at Interpol, but soon Frontex and the new public prosecutor’s office will be allowed to do so as well. The EU Parliament has drawn red lines for the negotiations. As an intergovernmental organisation, Interpol aims to facilitate international police cooperation in the field […]

  • EU PNR Directive: Germany stored and processed 63 million passengers

    EU PNR Directive: Germany stored and processed 63 million passengers

    Four years ago, the German parliament passed a Passenger Data Act, and since then, more and more travellers have been dragnetted. Federal police and customs take over „follow-up measures“. German police authorities processed around 212 million passenger data last year. Corrected for double counting, this concerned about 63 million travellers at German commercial airports. The […]