Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Sopra Steria

  • 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…

  • Migration control: EU agency spends € 1.5 billion on virtual borders

    Migration control: EU agency spends € 1.5 billion on virtual borders

    The launch of the new Entry/Exit System is delayed to September 2023, the Commission says the contracted companies are to blame. Between 2014 and 2020 alone, Frontex and eu-LISA agencies spent a total of €1.9 billion on contracts for border…

  • 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…

  • Project Interoperability: EU to pay 300 million EUR for face and fingerprint recognition

    Project Interoperability: EU to pay 300 million EUR for face and fingerprint recognition

    The companies IDEMIA and Sopra Steria are setting up a biometric recognition system for the EU. For this purpose, fingerprints and facial images from five databases will be stored in a single file. Completion is planned in two years, but…