European Data Protection Digest

Experts Discuss Smart Borders Package

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY—EU

September 5, 2013

Press TV reports on a Brussels conference where experts discussed the European Commission's Smart Borders Package, which would use modern technology “to gather and retain personal information of people crossing EU borders.” While the commission has suggested the system would improve immigration controls, human rights groups are concerned. “Under the new measures, some 100 million people annually will have prints taken from each of their 10 fingers on entry or exit,” the report states, noting, “the exact location and time of entry and exit will be recorded and stored as well.”
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