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Trilogue on interoperable centralised database starts on borders and asylum aspects
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The trilogue between the Council and the European Parliament on the interoperable centralised database started last week with consideration of one of the new overall Regulations: Regulation on establishing a framework for interoperability between EU information systems (borders and visa) and amending Council Decision 2004/512/EC, Regulation (EC) No 767/2008, Council Decision 2008/633/JHA, Regulation (EU) 2016/399, Regulation (EU) 2017/2226, Regulation (EU) 2018/XX [the ETIAS Regulation], Regulation (EU) 2018/XX [the Regulation on SIS in the field of border checks] and Regulation (EU) 2018/XX [the eu-LISA Regulation] (pdf). This is the first multi-column document with the Commission proposal, the parliament amendments, the Council's negotiating mandate and the "comprise position."

There are a few substantive issues in the parliament's position which are contrary to the Council's for example the insertion of:

"In line with the principles of necessity and proportionality, the shared BMS shall not store DNA data or palm print data." [emphasis added throughout]

Another is over checking biometric data. The parliament wants:

"Biometric templates shall only be entered in the shared BMS following an automated
quality check
of the biometric data added to one of the information systems performed
by the shared BMS to ascertain the fulfilment of a minimum data quality standard."

While the Council wants:

"Biometric templates (shall only - deleted) may (inserted) be entered only in the shared BMS following an automated quality check of the biometric data added to one of the EU information systems..."

Full background information is on Statewatch's Observatory: Creation of a centralised Justice & Home Affairs database is "a point of no return"

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