Around 20 experts will come to FRA on 25 September to discuss the interview questions that will be used in the Agency’s project on the fundamental rights implications of using biometric data in large EU IT-systems in the areas of borders, visa and asylum.
The interviews form part of the fieldwork that is due to begin in late autumn this year in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden. FRA will present the issues, the project and the topics that will be covered during the fieldwork. Working groups will then work on different aspects of the fieldwork. Representatives of government authorities, national data protection authorities, EU institutions and bodies, NGOs, and academia have been invited to the meeting. The project itself is looking at the negative as well as the positive fundamental rights implications of inserting, storing and using biometric data – such as fingerprints – in the EU’s three large-scale border management systems: Eurodac, SIS II (Schengen Information System) and VIS (Visa Information System).