20 October 2020 — Statewatch
The EU is expanding a host of databases used for migration and border control. A key focus of this is the increased collection and use of personal data to facilitate forced removals.
New systems are being developed to ensure the biometric registration of almost all non-EU nationals in the Schengen area. Under the moniker of “interoperability”, the data held in these systems is being interconnected and used in new and controversial ways. Frontex has been given an increasing role in the design and operation of databases used to facilitate expulsions.
Join Statewatch and TNI with guests on Monday 26 October at 14:00 CET to explore the role of these databases in ongoing efforts to step up deportations.
- Frontex’s information systems – Chris Jones, Statewatch
- EU databases and “interoperability” – Niovi Vavoula, Lecturer in Migration and Security, Queen Mary University of London
- Case study on Italy, speaker TBC
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