Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Prüm Treaty

  • Click, click, arrest! The use of facial recognition by police in Germany

    Click, click, arrest! The use of facial recognition by police in Germany

    The German police are not yet allowed to do everything when it comes to facial recognition. Where is the technology being used and for what purposes? The manhunt for suspected members of the former militant RAF (Red Army Faction) has…

  • Plans for “Prüm II”: EU member states also want to query driving licence facial images

    Plans for “Prüm II”: EU member states also want to query driving licence facial images

    In the framework of the Prüm decisions, police forces have networked their files for fingerprints, DNA data and motor vehicle data across Europe. A new regulation is to extend this to faces. Now there is a threat of further tightening.…

  • Facial recognition and police records: European biometric systems to be expanded

    Facial recognition and police records: European biometric systems to be expanded

    A new Prüm system will make it possible to query facial images across Europe in the future, and a central biometric EU repository will also be connected to it For 14 years, the member states of the European Union have…

  • Western Balkans: Clandestine connection to EU databases

    Western Balkans: Clandestine connection to EU databases

    Even without imminent EU accession, all third countries in South-East Europe will gradually be connected to European information systems. They will set up a fingerprint database along the lines of the EU model and, as in the Prüm Treaty, will…

  • EU facial recognition

    EU facial recognition

    Police and secret services can currently search facial images only in individual EU Member States. The EU wants to change that The European Union wants to make it much easier for police to cross-check facial images. In the future, it…