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European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS): data protection warning
8.3.17
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"The [ETIAS] proposal would require visa-exempt travellers to undergo a risk assessment with respect to security, irregular migration and public health before entering the EU.

...The proposal provides for the establishment of screening rules, a profiling tool that would enable the ETIAS system to single out individuals suspected of posing such risks. In his Opinion, the EDPS stresses that profiling techniques, as with any other form of computerised data analysis, raise serious technical, legal and ethical questions, related to their transparency and accuracy, and calls on the Commission to produce convincing evidence establishing the need for their inclusion and use in the ETIAS system."

See: European Data Protection Supervisor: EDPS calls for consistent improvements in the approach to EU border policy (press release, pdf) and: Opinion on the Proposal for a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) (pdf)

November 2016 Commission proposal: for a Regulation establishing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) (pdf)

And: February 2017: Council discussions: Qualifications Directive, "Blue Card" Directive, EES and ETIAS (Statewatch News Online, 26 February 2017)

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