Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: QUEST

  • Information systems at Europol: Fishing the “data lake” with a new dragnet

    Information systems at Europol: Fishing the “data lake” with a new dragnet

    The EU police agency has completely restructured its information systems. German authorities are by far the main users for storage and query. Through a parliamentary question, the successor of Palantir software at Europol is now known. The European Police Agency…

  • Travel authorisations: Carriers must query new EU database

    Travel authorisations: Carriers must query new EU database

    A new information system is supposed to screen travellers for risks at the EU’s external borders. Of interest is, among other things, whether there is an irregular migration history or an “epidemic risk”. The agencies Europol and Frontex will receive…

  • EU merges biometric data pots: Now the query tsunami is coming

    EU merges biometric data pots: Now the query tsunami is coming

    Under the keyword “Interoperability”, the large EU databases in the area of justice and home affairs will be interlinked. Fingerprints and facial images are stored with personal data in a searchable “Identity Repository”. Data queries are expected to increase drastically,…

  • Counter-terrorism and the inflation of EU databases

    Counter-terrorism and the inflation of EU databases

    Heiner Busch and Matthias Monroy. Translation by Viktoria Langer The topic of counter-terrorism in Europe remains closely linked to the development and expansion of police (and secret service) databases. This was the case in the 1970s, after 11 September 2001…

  • The road to a population register: EU Commission outlines roadmap for a “common repository of data”

    The road to a population register: EU Commission outlines roadmap for a “common repository of data”

    With the statement “Data protection is all well and good, but in times of crisis like these, security takes precedence” the German Minister of the Interior called in March 2016 for a restructuring of EU databases. Major information systems, including…