European Data Protection Digest

Data Protection Part of Border System Details

SURVEILLANCE—EU

June 13, 2013

The European Parliament and European Council have approved the details of Eurosur, a new border surveillance system they believe will better protect borders and migrants, Malta Independent reports, noting data protection requirements are included in the system. “Under the agreed text, any exchange of personal data between member states and with third countries via Eurosur should remain an exception and respect data protection laws,” the report states. Eurosur is expected to go into effect in all member states with external borders in December of this year and in the remainder of the EU in December 2014.
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