At their 91st plenary meeting on 5 and 6 June 2013, the European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), adopted an opinion on
“Smart Borders”, the proposals for an Entry Exit System (EES) and a Registered Traveller Programme (RTP) for the Schengen Area that were presented by the Commission on 28 February 2013. The Opinion focuses, in particular, on serious concerns regarding the proposed Entry Exit System.
Date of publication: Mon, 24/07/2017
European Parliament, Policy Department Citizens Rights and Constitutional Affairs
The paper addresses biometrics, body scanner and related issues of identity management function and mission creep. It makes suggestions for the European Parliament and national parliaments to better evaluate legislative options in order to address and safeguard citizens’ liberties, privacy and data protection, avert de-sensitisation and overcome weaknesses in current legislative responses and data practices.