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Fundamental rights safeguards in EU Entry/Exit systems

FRA highlighted fundamental rights safeguards in the EU’s Entry-Exit system during a training course on 26 and 28 April.

FRA rose awareness on the potential risks for fundamental rights that can emerge if safeguards are not duly implemented. It drew on its relevant work.

The Entry-Exit system - a large scale IT database - will start operating in 2022. It will record and process the personal data of non-EU nationals travelling to the EU for a short stay and register their entry/exit. These can be either visa holders or visa exempt travellers.

The Entry-Exit system Regulation envisages fundamental rights training for those using the system.

The course gathered national authorities from across all EU Member States.

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, organised the course.