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International Border Police Conference looks at balancing stronger and smarter borders

The Head of the Agency’s Freedoms and Justice Department underlined the need to consider fundamental rights when addressing security concerns in border management during the 23rd International Border Police Conference.

This includes respecting the rights of the child and taking into account the implications of data breaches involving third countries. The importance of underpinning developments in border management with established legal regimes was also underlined. In searching for a balanced approach in information systems when creating stronger and smarter borders, the discussions focused on interoperable border management data systems. They also explored some of the fundamental rights challenges and possibilities offered by new developments in this field. The conference took place in Warsaw from 7 to 8 November and was hosted by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency.