Evaluating Current and Forthcoming Proposals on JHA Databases and a Smart Borders System at EU External Borders

This study examines current and forthcoming measures related to the exchange of data and information in EU JHA policies, with a focus on the ‘smart borders’ initiative. It argues that there is no reversibility in the growing reliance on such schemes and asks whether current and forthcoming proposals are necessary and original. The study outlines the main challenges raised by the proposals, including issues related to the right to data protection, but also to privacy and non-discrimination.

Authors: Didier Bigo, Sergio Carrera , Ben Hayes, Nicholas Hernanz and Julien Jeandesboz

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