Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: DNA

  • Disrupted supply chains: Chip shortage hampers new EU databases

    Disrupted supply chains: Chip shortage hampers new EU databases

    An EU agency is building a recognition system with biometric data on 400 million travellers. The contractors seem to have overstretched themselves In future, anyone wishing to enter the European Union without a visa will have to register in a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) via a form on the internet, providing information […]

  • DNA, facial images and fingerprints: German biometric police systems contain 10 million people

    DNA, facial images and fingerprints: German biometric police systems contain 10 million people

    Police authorities are increasingly requesting biometric data, more and more often with success. The search is carried out in German and European information systems. However, the results are not always trustworthy. Since 2008, German police forces have been able to search biometric photographs in the INPOL file at the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). For […]

  • Prüm Framework: EU Presidency wants a European Weapons Register

    Prüm Framework: EU Presidency wants a European Weapons Register

    In a decentralised system, the police forces of the EU member states network DNA files, fingerprints, vehicle data and soon also facial images. The automated retrieval of data in criminal investigations is now to be extended to firearms. However, a feasibility study had rejected this idea. The Portuguese EU Presidency proposes to include firearms and […]

  • Prüm Decision: European criminal police offices agree on face recognition system

    Prüm Decision: European criminal police offices agree on face recognition system

    The European Union is extending the cross-border query of biometric data to faces. Searches should also be possible with still images from surveillance cameras. Up to now, only individuals may be processed in the Prüm framework, but soon bulk searches could be permitted. In 2008, the Member States of the European Union signed the EU […]