Wednesday, 24 April 2013

EURODAC Fingerprint System Targets Asylum Seekers

“Law enforcement access to the fingerprints stored in EURODAC on a ‘hit or not’ basis in cases of serious crime or terrorism is a major step forward in speeding up the fight against crime”, explained Monica Macovei MEP after the adoption of her Report on the establishment of EURODAC, a database for the comparison of fingerprints of asylum seekers.

“Safeguards for protecting individual rights are there; EURODAC can be accessed only as a last resort”, she added. The Report was adopted by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs which also adopted the Report on the minimum standards on procedures in Member States for granting and withdrawing international protection.

No comments:

Post a Comment