Security Architectures in the EU

Tag: Specific check

  • Europol to become a global criminal information hub

    Europol to become a global criminal information hub

    With new regulations, the EU Police Agency will soon have access to many millions of alerts and searches, including fingerprints and facial images. The function is part of the “2020+ Strategy”. Connection to other information systems is already being planned. Europol will be connected to the Schengen Information System (SIS II) from the end of […]

  • Again strong increase for secret searches in Europe’s largest police database

    Again strong increase for secret searches in Europe’s largest police database

    The Schengen Information System allows alerts to be issued for “discreet checks”; the persons concerned should not be informed of this if possible. The number of these Article 36 searches has been increasing significantly for years. French and British police and intelligence services are mainly responsible for this. The number of secret alerts in the […]

  • 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 the European Union three new regulations for the Schengen Information System (SIS) have entered into […]

  • Schengen searches to be extended

    Schengen searches to be extended

    Persons listed in the Schengen Information System may, inter alia, be observed or searched by the police. The numbers of these Article 36 alerts are increasing rapidly and are now being explained for the first time in detail. A new category “inquiry check” is planned in the new regulation for the police database. At the […]