Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: SIS

  • EES postponed for the fourth time, responsible EU director does’t claim compensation from former employer

    EES postponed for the fourth time, responsible EU director does’t claim compensation from former employer

    The “Entry/Exit System” (EES) is supposed to create the largest European biometric database. Atos, among others, is held responsible for the now three-year postponement of the system. Two former leaders of the group now hold senior posts in Brussels, including…

  • Schengen Information System launched in new version

    Schengen Information System launched in new version

    The renewed SIS is active since today. Its number of alerts issued across Europe exceeds one million. However, the EU Commission is misleading about the true character of the system. The EU Commission today launched the updated Schengen Information System…

  • Billions for Europe’s biometrics giants

    Billions for Europe’s biometrics giants

    All travellers will soon have to submit fingerprints and facial images at the EU’s external borders. For this, large sums of money await companies offering such technologies in each member state. In an “Interoperability Package”, the European Union is spending…

  • New agreements: European Union wants to expand use of passenger data

    New agreements: European Union wants to expand use of passenger data

    The EU Parliament is to deal with a new agreement on the exchange of passenger data with Canada. So far, PNR agreements exist only with the USA and Australia, but now the EU Commission also wants to negotiate with Japan.…

  • Internal security in the EU: “Moving from data collection to data connection”

    Internal security in the EU: “Moving from data collection to data connection”

    The European Union intends to further strengthen operational cooperation and exchange of information between police authorities. The focus will be on upgrading Europol, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. According to a paper by the Romanian government, Europol’s mandate…

  • Europe’s largest police database expanded again

    Europe’s largest police database expanded again

    The Schengen Information System contains 79 million entries on persons and objects. These can now also be used by the EU agencies. A new regulation allows simple police officers to question people. With the publication in the Official Journal of…