Entry Exit System (EES)

European Data Protection Supervisor: "Smart borders: key proposal is costly, unproven and intrusive"

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) published its opinion on the Smart Borders package on 19 July 2013. According to the EDPS, "there is no clear evidence that the Commission Proposals to create a smart border system for the external borders of the EU will fulfil the aims that it has set out".

ARTICLE 29 DATA PROTECTION WORKING PARTY Opinion 05/2013 on Smart Borders: Serious concerns regarding proposed Entry Exit System

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.

Cost of biometric visa “exit” in USA prompts DHS to seek alternatives


Limitations of technology, lack of infrastructure drive cost of biometric program.